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Knicks’ Kanter upset with ‘childish’ Hawks tweet

Enes Kanter took issue with a Hawks tweet that highlighted a potentially dangerous fall he took in the New York Knicks‘ win over Atlanta on Wednesday.

“I don’t know who’s running their social media — a high schooler? I have no idea,” Kanter said. “I know they’ve been tweeting some crazy stuff. Probably a high schooler. Whoever it is, they should consider anyone [else] for sure because it is terrible.”

The Knicks’ backup center flipped over Hawks big man Miles Plumlee‘s back while going after a rebound in the fourth quarter. On Thursday, the Hawks highlighted the play in a tweet, which Kanter mocked in a tweet of his own.

“It’s kind of weird because … they just lost the game [Wednesday] night and the guy they were tweeting about, I got a double-double on him,” said Kanter, who had 17 points and 11 rebounds against Atlanta. “So it’s a little weird to tweet something about him after a bad loss, a home loss. It’s just a little weird. We were just talking about it. Their social media guy is probably a high schooler, I don’t know.

“They should consider a new one definitely, a more mature one,” Kanter added. “Because I’ve been seeing what the Hawks account’s tweeting. Terrible. Very childish.”

Kanter also said he saw one of the Hawks’ assistant coaches first-bumping with players after the sequence, which could have resulted in an injury for Kanter.

“I understand it’s a war, but come on, man. In the end we’re all human out there,” he said. “So you shouldn’t be doing that. I wouldn’t do that. In the end, everybody’s got a family, everybody’s got friends and everything. So I think they took it a little bit too far.”

Kanter joked on Wednesday that the fall helped prepare him for a career in the WWE.

“I’m fine. I watch a lot of wrestling so I know how to duck and I know to save my neck,” he said.

The Knicks improved to 4-8 with the win over Atlanta. Kanter began the season as New York’s starting center but had recently been moved to the bench. He originally wasn’t thrilled with the move but said Thursday he’s getting used to playing with the second unit.

“It actually is easier. You get a feel for the game,” he said. “You see what’s going on and I’m going against a second-unit big man, so it’s way easier.”

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