Enes Kanter won't get over Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City for Oakland anytime soon. When the Thunder beat the Timberwolves in a victory on Saturday night 112-92, The Thunder center answered questions about how he views his teammate Russell Westbrook's leadership role on the squad.
After tonight's game, Kanter went the extra mile to continue his petty streak of tweets and trash talk about KD for how he viewed his role on the team last year as secondary to Westbrook's leadership. He stated to reporters with a snide remark and laugh, "He's the leader of this team this year, and last year."
It seems like Kanter is still in his feelings about KD being like Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith and going over to the Dark Side. Now that Durant is a sworn enemy that Kanter speaks in honor of the Thunder as The Alliance, Westbrook is exalted by Kanter as their Jedi leader that he's loyal to defend The Republic against the Warriors' Death Star fleet.
This is only the beginning of the NBA's Star Wars saga for a least a year (or two, if Durant decides to re-sign per his second-year option in his Warriors contract). And with KD playing nice that he's still got love for the Thunder and "no beef" with Westbrook, Kanter is calling KD's bluff.