Tensions were a little high as LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were going into Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks. Mostly because of LBJ’s comments about the organization not drafting Dennis Smith Jr.
You know Frank Ntilikina took offense to what he said and Enes Kanter had already come to the defense of his teammate on Twitter.
We love what we got…
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 12, 2017
Tonight, the tensions reached a boiling point after an alley-oop towards the end of the first quarter. Dwyane Wade threw a lob to LeBron in the middle of the paint for the easy score. Things seemed pretty routine, that is until James started running back on defense and ran right into Ntilikina. Frank was just trying to get the ball to throw it in-bounds but King James wouldn’t get out of his way.
After a little push, Kanter got involved and the two exchanged words. There was some minor pushing, but neither of them are about that life.
Only technical fouls were assessed.
UPDATE: LeBron James silenced the MSG crowd in the fourth quarter when he brought the Cavs back from trailing practically all game to win.
The boy was cold in the stretch. Just peep this 3-pointer over Kristaps Porzingis.
FINAL: CLE 104 | NYK 101
UPDATE 2: Kanter’s post-game press conference was classic. He calls James a “king, queen or princess” while responding to their words during the game.
UPDATE 3: LeBron has words for the Knicks and the city of New York.