Enes Kanter jokes he waited all summer long to dunk on Tacko Fall
New Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter has become one of the more recognizable personalities in the NBA in recent years.
Kanter has repeatedly used social media as a platform to troll the likes of LeBron James and other star players. The Turkish big man has also been outspoken about his political disagreements with Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and has claimed that Erdogan’s regime has made numerous efforts to have him arrested.
However, there is also a lighter side to Kanter’s character. From getting involved with basketball camps to making WWE cameos, Kanter has a fun-loving side that is frequently on display.
Kanter appeared on NBC Sports Boston’s “Celtics Talk” podcast to discuss the upcoming season, also taking some time to joke about how he wanted to dunk on former University of Central Florida big man Tacko Fall:
Enes Kanter saw Tacko Fall at practice facility Tuesday.
Kanter: "I was like, ‘Man, I waited the whole summer to dunk on you. And now you hurt?’ … He was like, ‘There is no way you’re dunking on me.’ He’s a very good dude, man."
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) September 18, 2019
The Celtics signed the 7’7″ Fall after he impressed the club during the NBA Summer League in Vegas, but Fall recently suffered a mild knee sprain during a recent workout session. However, the Senegalese big man is only expected to miss one week:
Tacko Fall has a mild knee sprain from a collision going up for a block during workouts and is expected to be out for just a week, per source.
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) September 13, 2019
While Fall is fighting for one of the final spots on Boston’s roster, Kanter will likely be penciled in as the team’s starting center. The Celtics lost Al Horford to the Philadelphia 76ers in free agency, and also traded Aron Baynes to the Phoenix Suns on draft night.
Kanter averaged 13.7 points and 9.8 rebounds between two teams last season, and figures to be an integral member of a Celtics team that still has championship aspirations in the Eastern Conference.