LeBron James is seemingly feuding with everyone in New York after he threw shade in the direction of the Knicks and former president Phil Jackson for not selecting Dennis Smith Jr. in June’s NBA Draft.
For his part, James is not backing down from that sentiment. He even went as far to use a Cleveland Browns analogy.
LeBron James says his praise for Dennis Smith, Jr. does not mean he was throwing shade at Frank Ntilikina. He says it as only he can, and compares it to his preference for DeShaun Watson over Myles Garrett. pic.twitter.com/QBVQhRO0iJ
— Brian Franey (@FraneyESPN) November 13, 2017
James also took some time to throw even more shade at the Knicks after his Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off an epic comeback in Madison Square Garden on Monday night.
Well, Knicks center Enes Kanter wasn’t having any of it.
Enes Kanter on LeBron James’ “King of New York” reference on Instagram: “We already have a king. It’s Kristaps Porzingis.”
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 14, 2017
“We already have a king. It’s Kristaps Porzingis,” Kanter said, via ESPN’s Ian Begley.
This is just the continuation of a feud between Kanter and James. And it’s already pretty darn glorious, especially after the former had this to say to James on Monday.
Enes Kanter, who scuffled with James: "I don't care who you are. What do you call yourself? King, Queen, Princess. Whatever you are. We're going to fight. Nobody out there is going to punk us." Wow
— Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) November 14, 2017
At which point, James responded in kind.
— NBA TV (@NBATV) November 14, 2017
Maybe the Knicks will find themselves in contention here soon. We need a good Eastern Conference rivalry. And in reality, one between Cleveland and New York would be tremendous.