New York Knicks big man Enes Kanter believes Milwaukee assistant Darvin Ham should be disciplined for coming between him and Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo during a brief skirmish in Thursday’s game.
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Ham appeared to shove Kanter away from Antetokounmpo to separate the two players as they stood face-to-face in the fourth quarter of Milwaukee’s win over the Knicks.
“[Ham] should get fined,” Kanter told reporters Friday. “The NBA should fine him. He’s not my assistant coach, so he’s not allowed to touch me. You’re a Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach, so you’re allowed to touch the Bucks players. Not me. He cannot be touching me. I could’ve just pushed him back and started another fight, but I don’t think the NBA wants that. He’s not my assistant coach. He’s not my friend. He’s not nobody.”
The skirmish between Antetokounmpo and Kanter occurred in the fourth quarter at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum after Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and was knocked down by Kanter.
No foul was called on the play.
On Friday, Kanter suggested Antetokounmpo received preferential treatment.
Kanter took issue with Antetokounmpo saying earlier this season that he would punch Knicks forward Mario Hezonja in the groin after Hezonja dunked on Antetokounmpo in the first quarter of an early December game then stared and stepped over him.
“I was very pissed because what kind of player are you … did he not get any PR lesson?”
Kanter said of Antetokounmpo’s vow of vengeance.
“You cannot say to the media, ‘I’m going to punch somebody in the whatever.’ If you’re the best player in the world or the worst player in the world, you cannot be talking about my teammate like that. It’s very childish of him. He’s an MVP candidate. He’s a cool dude and carrying that franchise, but you can’t be talking about my teammates like that.”
Kanter loves to complain.
That’s quite obvious.