Boston Celtics fans are going to like Enes Kanter.
The 27-year-old-center, who officially signed his contract with the C's on Wednesday, has chosen to wear No. 11 in Boston. This number, of course, is the one Kyrie Irving wore during his two seasons with the Celtics. Irving took his talents to the Brooklyn Nets in NBA free agency earlier this month despite telling Celtics season ticket holders at an event in October that he planned to re-sign with the franchise.
Kanter was asked during Wednesday's introductory press conference with Kemba Walker why he picked No. 11, and his answer was amazing.
"It was my old jersey number, by the way, No. 11," Kanter said. "And I want to be the reason no one else will wear it."
Enes Kanter on why he chose #11 😏 pic.twitter.com/Nfp1kGY6Aj— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) July 17, 2019
Kanter's comments are in reference to a Nike commercial Irving starred in last fall during which he says "(My dad is) the reason I wear No. 11, and I want to be the reason no one else will."
The first game between Irving's Nets and the Celtics in Boston next season is going to be must-see television.
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