Special Ks: Kemba, Kanter ‘Plan A’ for Celtics

Special Ks: Kemba, Kanter ‘Plan A’ for Celtics

BOSTON — The name Kyrie Irving barely passed the lips of anyone now associated with the Celtics organization during Kemba Walker’s introductory press conference, but Irving’s season-long contributions to the team’s locker-room dysfunction, the All-Star’s disappearance in the Eastern Conference semifinals and his eventual exit to Brooklyn echoed behind almost every aspect of Wednesday’s media availability.

Following some customary well-wishing for Irving, Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said of when he knew his now ex-point guard was leaving: “I think I had a pretty good idea in March or April. Not for sure, though. Not certain. But I was obviously thinking about moving in a different direction at that point.”

a now infamous commercial in which Irving said he wanted the number to be retired in TD Garden.’ data-reactid=”48″>Fifteen minutes into a 20-minute introductory press conference in which Irving was only previously referenced as “the last point guard we had,” Kanter let the air out of the room. Asked why he chose to wear No. 11, Kanter quoted a now infamous commercial in which Irving said he wanted the number to be retired in TD Garden.

“I want to be the reason no one else wears it,” said Kanter, who suggested Celtics fans tape his name over Irving’s rather than trashing their No. 11 jerseys.

“I’m against wasting, so if you were going to burn it, just cover up the back.”

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