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Celtics big Enes Kanter vows he’ll be the WWE Universal Champion ‘one day’

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Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter has his sights set on becoming the WWE Universal Champion of the world one day.

Shortly after retired New Englands Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski captured the WWE 24/7 title at WrestleMania 36, Kanter congratulated his fellow Massachusetts-based athlete.

The 6-foot-11 center of Turkish descent then reminisced about the time he also won the same title while bearing his dreams of winning the WWE’s most prestigious belt in the near future.

Kanter made a surprise cameo appearance at a Monday Night Raw event at Madison Square Garden in September last year.

The third overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, who previously played for the Knicks, taunted the New York crowd with his Celtics uniform and even managed to briefly snag the title from R-Truth.

However, he lost the belt moments later after getting blindsided by the WWE superstar.

Like Gronk, Kanter is a self-confessed huge professional wrestling fan growing up and even dated wrestler Dana Brooke last year.

It’s safe to say that Kanter would love to join the long list of former professional athletes turned WWE superstars. The Celtics big man does appear to have the acting chops for it and is quite comfortable playing the role of a heel.

Kanter has had plenty of experience antagonizing opposing fans in the NBA, while his boastful persona on social media also rubbed a lot of people the wrong way over the years.

Off-court antics aside, Enes Kanter has given the Celtics a good boost this year, tallying 8.2 points on 56.6 percent shooting from the field, to go along with 7.7 rebounds in 51 appearances off the bench.