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:
Kyrie Irving 2018: “I wanna be the reason no none else will.”
Enes Kanter today: pic.twitter.com/6RnZoy4tby
— Dylan (@Dylangonzalez21) July 17, 2019
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.
Boston Fans!!! ?
Y’ALL CRAZYYY!!! ???
This season going to be FUN ?
Can’t wait ?? pic.twitter.com/XnTKhZnF6G
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) July 13, 2019
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?