Enes Kanter is feeling particularly guilty about the Knicks' 116-104 loss to the Hawks Friday night.
The center sat out with back spasms and was his own biggest critic for doing so.
"If you're looking for who to blame, you guys can blame me," Kanter said after the game, via Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News. "Because I was just here like a little baby trying to get my back right. So it's tough to see my teammates battling in a war, and I'm just here like a crybaby."
Kanter also said he couldn't even walk this morning, but still feels bad about not being able to play.
In his absence, Kyle O'Quinn played starter minutes and Willy Hernangomez filled the backup role, and neither played particularly well. O'Quinn scored just two points in 23 minutes, with six rebounds and a block, while Hernangomez scored six points in 19 minutes.
The Knicks have a short turnaround as they play the Rockets in Houston on Saturday night. Kanter, and the Knicks, will hope he can suit up. No one will blame him if he can't-- except himself.