Enes Kanter refers to Kyrie Irving as ‘a guy who shall not be named’
New Boston Celtics recruit Enes Kanter is back to his trolling ways yet again. This time around, the 6-foot-11 big man set his sights on former C’s All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, who Kanter recently referred to as “a guy who shall not be named.”
Kanter went into the discussion when he was asked about his new No. 11 jersey number for the Celtics — a number that was previously held by none other than Irving himself, prior to his summer move to the Brooklyn Nets.
“First of all, it was my old jersey number of course, when I was in Oklahoma City,” said Kanter, via Jacob Kamenker of NBC Boston. “And after I came here, this jersey number was a guy who shall not be named. But it was just fun, because I gotta bring some positive energy, not just to the team but to the whole city, the whole state. So for me, it was just fun because I saw a lot of people were taping and writing their name and stuff.”
For non Harry Potter fans out there, Kanter appears to be referencing the highly-popular series’ super villain, Lord Voldemort. It is no secret that Irving had a less than pleasant stint with the Celtics over the past few seasons, and it’s just hilarious how Kanter seems to be depicting the former Rookie of the Year as a bit of a villain now that Irving has taken his talents to Brooklyn.
Training camp has barely even started, yet Kanter’s troll game appears to be in mid-season form already at this point.