It is clear that Enes Kanter is going to be brilliant. Whether it is in his interviews, his Asian rock band heroics or his domination on the basketball court Enes is set up to be quite the crowd favorite in Lexington. As we try to learn more about Mr. Kanter, one thing has become abundantly clear. The man likes the Undertaker. No I mean, he REALLY likes the Undertaker. One look at his Facebook page (which now has the maximum amount of friends, so dont even bother), showcases that Enes is in 45 “Groups” on Facebook. Fair enough. We all enjoy a good group. However in Enes’s case ALL 45 groups are fan groups for the Undertaker.
So it looks like we have a Lord of Darkness fanboy on our team. Which makes me wonder, how best do we celebrate Enes’s love of the Undertaker during his time at UK. When he is introduced, do we get a loud “DONG!” and then the lights go out in Rupp Arena? Do we get him a manager like Paul Bearer (potentially played by the guy with the blue glasses that sits right behind the bench) who carries an urn and walks up to Scotty Hopson and says, “NOOOO Scotty Hopson…your time has come to meet your maker!” Or do we simply all roll our eyes to back the of our head every time he hits a shot and the give the throat slitting motion that signifies the Undertaker has caused his opponent to Rest in Peace.
No matter what, I love that Enes is as Undertaker fan. The only thing that could make me happier is if we hear that other UK players have favorite wrestlers as well. Maybe Stacey Poole marks out for the Heartbreak Kid, Brandon Knight has a soft spot for Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley and Josh Harrellson can do the entire theme song for the Honky Tonk Man. The marriage between the UK basketball team and the WWE may not be as sexy as having Drake in the stands with all the teenage girls screaming, but it certainly would be more interesting for me.