Enes Kanter is at it again.
Kevin Durant’s former teammate has been trolling him and the Warriors ever since his departure from Oklahoma City last summer. That continued on Friday, when the veteran forward gave his reasoning for rooting for the Cavaliers over the Warriors in the NBA Finals.
“I don’t like Golden State,” Kanter told Fox Sports Radio. “So I want Cleveland to win the championship.”
Based on recent history, it would seem that Kanter’s rooting interest is based on his issues with Durant. It all started with a series of tweets directed at KD during the summer, following his decision to sign with Golden State.
Don’t betray me like someone just did that to us 😉😂https://t.co/bm1XNJpnaw
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) July 10, 2016
I ain’t gonna join the enemy
I’m here to compete pic.twitter.com/2Elu93b4P5
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) August 4, 2016
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) October 19, 2016
The beef continued during the Thunder’s first matchup with the Warriors this season, when the two exchanged words as Kanter sat on the bench. KD also had some words for Kanter during his postgame presser, pointing specifically to the fact that his former teammate was in the game for just three minutes.
KD and Enes Kanter catching up 😂 pic.twitter.com/dT0AQsLeeK
— KNBR (@KNBR) November 4, 2016
Durant and Kanter were teammates during his final season in Oklahoma City, during which the Thunder blew a 3-1 lead in to the Warriors in the Western Conference Finals. Durant and Golden State swept the season series against the Thunder this season, going 4-0 and winning by an average total of just under 20 points per game.