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Enes Kanter trolls Kyrie Irving during introductory press conference in Boston

Back in November, former Duke guard Kyrie Irving was featured in a Nike commercial with his father where he highlighted his love for the Boston Celtics and how he dreamt of hanging his No. 11 jersey in the rafters of TD Garden.

“[My dad] was a great player, even tried out for Boston once,” he said in the script he reportedly wrote himself. “But he sacrificed his dream so I could live mine. He’s the reason I wear No. 11 [in Boston]. And I want to be the reason no one else will.”

Today, former Kentucky center Enes Kanter decided to troll him during his introductory press conference in the most incredible way possible.

Not only did the 6-foot-11 center decide to take Irving’s No. 11 immediately after he decided to leave Boston for the Brooklyn Nets, he even stole the former Dukie’s quote from his commercial.

“It was my old jersey number, by the way, No. 11,” he said. “And I want to be the reason no one else will.”

Here was Kyrie’s commercial, along with Kanter’s epic quote from today’s press conference:

To put the icing on the cake, the former Wildcat has been retweeting pictures of Celtics fans replacing Irving’s name on the back of his No. 11 jerseys with his own last name.

He hasn’t even played a minute, and Kanter already deserves a statue in Boston.

Meanwhile, good on Kemba Walker for giving Kentucky fans a reason to break out their old Antonie Walker No. 8 jerseys from his time in Boston again. Maybe he brings back the shimmy, as well?

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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6 Comments for Enes Kanter trolls Kyrie Irving during introductory press conference in Boston



  1. gobble gobble
    7:50 pm July 17, 2019 Permalink

    Why would Kentucky fans break out their Antoine Walker jerseys just bc Kemba Walker is now number 8 on the Celtics? Are we fans of Kemba or something?… doesn’t make any sense.



    • gobble gobble
      7:51 pm July 17, 2019 Permalink

      If anything, that’d be a reason NOT to break out the number 8 jersey…



    • gobble gobble
      7:51 pm July 17, 2019 Permalink

      Logic is hard



    • Jack Pilgrim
      11:57 pm July 17, 2019 Permalink

      If I’m being totally honest, I just wanted an excuse to post that gif.



    • nocode96
      12:50 am July 18, 2019 Permalink

      Good enough reason my dude



  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    11:45 pm July 17, 2019 Permalink

    Kemba Walker aka not the best #8 to play for Boston.