Kanter kissed the Knicks logo

2019-01-31T15:53:52+00:00 2019-01-31T15:53:52+00:00.

Aris Barkas

31/Jan/19 15:53

Eurohoops.net

Enes Kanter is not expected to stay long with the Knicks, but he remains a fan favorite in New York.

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Enes Kanter has lost his spot in the Knicks rotation, he may end up somewhere else via a trade, but he remains a fan favorite in New York and he cherishes every moment.

Per ESPN: “I just wanted to show my love,” said Kanter, who hadn’t played in the Knicks‘ previous four games. “Obviously, on the court and off the court I’ve been having a very rough time the last three weeks with Turkey issues and basketball issues. The support that they are showing just meant a lot to me. I wanted to give back a little kiss to them.”

Kanter entered the game midway through the third quarter after a loud contingent of fans chanted, “We want Kanter,” with New York down by double digits.

He waved to the crowd upon entering and air-balled his first attempt. “It was so much pressure,” Kanter said. “I just wanted to go out there and show the fans some of the love. Of course, I didn’t play how many games, so I was nervous.”

Kanter finished the game with five points, two rebounds and one assist in 9 minutes of the 114-90 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.