Celtics’ Enes Kanter calls Russell Westbrook, Steven Adams his favorite teammate of all time
Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter has played for five teams in the NBA. He has played with many great players but for him, his favorite teammates of all time are Russel Westbrook and Steven Adams.
Kanter, who spent two and a half seasons with the Thunder, said that after their 2016 Western Conference Finals duel with the Warriors, they all became brothers. To recall, the Thunder were up 3-1 in the series against a 73-win Warriors squad. The Warriors were able to climb back and win the series, breaking the hearts of the Thunder faithful.
"I would probably say, Steven Adams or Russell Westbrook." – Enes Kanter on his favorite teammate he's ever played with ✊ pic.twitter.com/AbRbl0LVMo
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The Celtics center also noted how special Westbrook is on and off the court. Amid all the hate thrown at him by critics, Kanter knows that Westbrook is good guy.
Of course, Kanter would know. Right after the 2016 season, Kevin Durant bolted for the Warriors, leaving Westbrook as the only star of the team. The Turk witnessed first hand how Westbrook did all he could to prevent the Thunder from falling off the radar. Together with Adams, they tried to fill in the big void left by Durant.
You can say that they succeeded in this endeavor. After all, in the 2016-17 season, the Thunder chalked up a 47-35 record for sixth in the competitive Western Conference. In the process, Westbrook averaged a triple-double, broke Oscar Robertson’s triple-double record, and most of all, he was crowned Most Valuable Player of the league.
Unfortunately for Kanter, he was shipped out to the New York Knicks in a trade involving Carmelo Anthony. Though his stint with the Thunder was shortlived, he was able to make the most out of it.