New York Knicks big man Enes Kanter believes that Milwaukee assistant Darvin Ham should be disciplined for coming through a brief battle in the match between Thursday and Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Ham seemed to push away Kanter from Antetokounmpo to separate them The players faced each other in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee's victory over the Knicks.
"[Ham] should impose a fine," Kanter told reporters Friday. He's not my assistant coach, so he's not allowed to touch me – you're Milwaukee Buck's assistant coach, so you can touch the Bucks players, not me, he can not touch me. " I could just have pushed him back and started another fight, but I do not think the NBA wants that. He is not my assistant trainer. He is not my friend. He is not nobody.
Battle between Antetokounmpo and Kanter occurred In the fourth quarter of Milwaukee's Fiserv Forum, Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and was knocked down by Kanter, with no foul on the scene.
Antetokounmpo ran up the court and faced Kanter After a brief meeting, each player was called for a technical foul, then Kanter was called for a second technical, resulting in an automatic ejection after 9 minutes and 56 seconds.
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"He is the gold A young boy, "he said. "Obviously he's the golden kid, and they asked me two technical questions, OK, whatever, I'll leave the management to take care of all this."
Kanter disagreed that Antetokounmpo said he would do so earlier this season Punch Knicks storms into the groin area after Hezonja invaded Antetokounmpo in the first quarter of a match in early December, then stared at him and kicked about him.
"I was very upset because what kind of player is he … did not he get a PR lesson?" "Kanter said of Antetokounmpos's vendetta:" You can not tell the media, "I'll put somebody in that "If you're the best player in the world or the worst player in the world, you can not talk that way about my teammate, it's very childish of him, he's an MVP candidate, he's a cool guy and wears this franchise, but you can not talk that way about my teammates. "
On Hams engagement, Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis said Thursday he does not like opposing teams Coach grabs his teammate from behind Kanter said on Friday that he appreciated the support.
"He sent me a text message and I talked to him on FaceTime," Kanter said. "He can be quiet, but he supports us 100 percent. He always supports us and that means a lot to me. "
Kanter was removed from the starting XI on Thursday when manager David Fizdale focused on Luke Kornet, who said he would be fine as long as the Knicks win games New York has lost 10 out of 11.
"I go out and do my job and help my team win," said Kanter, "if we win, it's good. But if we lose, that's a problem. If this attitude brings us victory, cool. But if not, there is a problem. I left the bank in OKC and Utah So I'm used to this role and will lead the second unit again.
He added, "It's my eighth year in the league. Of course he is the coach. You have to respect these decisions Everybody wants to start, everyone wants to play 40 minutes. He is the coach. He makes the decisions.
Ian Begley of ESPN contributed to this report.