Knicks center Enes Kanter is certainly one of the more charismatic players in the league, often taking to social media to express his candid opinions on everything from politics to player mobility.
He ruffles more than a few feathers in the way he goes about things, but he’s always great value for entertainment.
The former Thunder and Jazz big man also made quite the impression on the court in his first season in New York last year.
Kanter averaged a double-double with 14.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game in 2017/18, showing his offensive value and versatility in the absence of the injured Kristaps Porzingis.
The 26-year-old is dead set on being part of a major knicks resurgence too, constantly using social media and talk show opportunities to try and recruit some potentially interested All Stars into joining the young cast in the Big Apple.
Kanter’s light hearted approach to life is highly infectious and it’s easy to see why teammates seem to rave about him as a positive locker room presence.
He’s never afraid to get in other players faces either, which we saw this year when he rather ambitiously squared up to none other than LeBron James in a rather heated moment.
He even sees the amusing side of that though…
Trash talk is never something the Turkish big man has shied away from, and he’s taken his fair share of it from irritable opponents, but a highly amusing encounter that unfolded at a kids basketball camp he appeared at last week might just be the most savage trash he’s ever taken.
Kanter posted a video on his Twitter page of one of the kids fully owning him in a three point drill, stepping up and draining two straight deep shots right over him.
An understandably excited camper then dropped a savage line on the Knicks star, aiming a ‘you trash’ at him.
The former OKC man took it well, though the disbelief on his face was awfully amusing.
“Any tips ?? 🙄😂” Kanter captioned his video.
Quite the humbling experience for a number three overall draft pick but he’ll be sure to use that same kind of trash talk come next season.
With Kanter and Porzingis in the front court, and a flurry of young players with a ton of potential there is real reason to be excited for the future of Knicks basketball again.
And, that excitement will only increase should the rumours of Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler wanting to team up in NYC come to fruition in 2019.