By Making a Positive Impact Throughout a Hard Fought Series, Enes Kanter Finally Earned His Opportunity to Troll and Troll is Exactly What He Did
I'll tell you what, Enes Kanter's pettiness is a much easier pill to swallow when he's actually playing well. In essence, when you...
...his online antics are much more endearing, appreciable, and...well...earned. That hasn't always been the case as Oklahoma City clearly considered him too much of a defensive liability to play even a complimentary role on a team that desperately needed people to fill them...
...and a woeful Knicks' team didn't even care to give him some burn despite being engulfed in a smoldering dumpster fire of a lost season...
However, he penned quite a chapter to his redemption story in battling through a separated shoulder to make a positive impact on a seven game series so tightly contested that, oddly enough, his absence alone could have potentially swung its outcome. I don't want to overstate what we was able to offer as a bench scorer who was extremely active and effective on the boards, but he undeniably deserved the opportunity to rub the Nuggets' nose in it by being an important piece of Portland's run to the Western Conference Finals. That's a lot more than can be said for attempts at internet trolling that came when the only real punchline was his stat line.