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Enes Kanter feels Kyrie Irving ‘needs a big brother’ on his team

Nick Friar
September 10, 2019 - 10:13 am

Teachers and students may be back in school, but “The Summer of Enes” isn’t quite over yet.

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When he’s not posting workout videos or winning WWE titles, Enes Kanter has been talking about his career and the chapter he’s about to start in Boston. Throughout his media tour, Kanter discovered an easy way to win over Celtics fans: throw jabs at former Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving.

He found another opportunity to do so again during an appearance on Bleacher Report’s “The Full 48,” while explaining why Brooklyn is a good spot for former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant.

“I just want (Durant) to, you know, I hope he recovers 100% and comes back healthy,” Kanter said. “But I think it's gonna be good for him because Kyrie needs a big brother. Yeah, I think Kyrie needs a big brother and I think KD's that guy.”

If nothing else, Kanter is getting more creative with the insults. He must’ve learned more about that when he trained with a WWE Hall of Famer after the 2019 NBA Playoffs.