Enes Kanter says Russell Westbrook is the best player, teammate he has ever had
Enes Kanter says Russell Westbrook is the best player and teammate he has ever played with in his NBA career. The two were teammates for three seasons on the Oklahoma City Thunder:
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Enes Kanter says people have this perception that Russell Westbrook is a hard guy to get along with, when in reality, the former MVP is a great teammate and even better person off the court.
Because Westbrook plays with so much anger and ferocity, people assume he’s always irritated. However, the former Thunder superstar is just one of the most fiercest competitors in NBA history and hates to lose. Off the court, Westbrook is a normal human being with a wife and kids, and Kanter says Russ is a great guy and teammate who gets a bad rap.
Neither Kanter nor Westbrook are with the Thunder anymore. Kanter signed with the Boston Celtics this summer after splitting time with the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers last season. Westbrook, meanwhile, is now on the Houston Rockets. The Thunder traded Westbrook to Houston this offseason after moving Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Kanter has always had Westbrook’s back. He stood up for Westbrook a lot during the 2016-17 season after Kevin Durant left the Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Kanter still gets a nice ovation from the OKC crowd when he returns as a visitor.
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