Enes Kanter with BARS for LeBron post game. Wow! pic.twitter.com/OFtmg9oHkT— Jeff J. (@JeffJSays) November 14, 2017
“I’ll tell you one thing, this team is really special. And you ain’t coming to my house, playing that water bottle flip game again. I don’t care who you are, what you call yourself, King, Queen, Princess, whatever you are. You know what, we’re going to fight. Ain’t nobody out there gonna punk us. So we’re just gonna go out there, play our game, and we’re just gonna get better and better every day.”
To Kanter’s remarks, LeBron responded simply: “That’s corny.”
"That's corny." LeBron James with the quick retort for Enes Kanter pic.twitter.com/xtmIVYHw8I— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 14, 2017
“That’s corny,” James said. “Well I’m the king, my wife is the queen and my daughter is the princess, so we got all three covered.”
LeBron said earlier in the week he felt the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr., who fell to the Dallas Mavericks at pick No. 9 in the 2017 NBA draft. The Knicks took Frank Ntilikina instead, and Ntilikina and James bumped each other in the first half of Monday’s game.
That resulted with Kanter stepping in and getting in LeBron’s face:
The Knicks held a 23-point lead but eventually lost to the Cavaliers as LeBron and Co. barraged New York from downtown in the fourth.
New York and Cleveland don’t play each other again until April, but judging by the way this game went this could be a game both teams circle on their calendars.