LeBron James seems to have some beef with the Knicks – maybe not with the players themselves, although that can be questioned too, but definitely with the organization as a whole.
Well, it looks like Enes Kanter isn’t having any of it.
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 13, 2017
After the Cavs’ 111-104 victory over the Mavericks Saturday, LeBron said that Dallas rookie Dennis Smith, Jr. “should be a Knick.”
James made it pretty clear it wasn’t a shot at the Mavs, who drafted Smith with the No. 9 overall pick after New York passed on Smith at No. 8 and opted to select Frank Ntilikina.
It was a shot at Phil Jackson, who was still calling the shots at draft time.
I FREAKING LOVE MY FAMILY pic.twitter.com/rXLlbcpTUz
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 14, 2017
It’s a fair statement, considering Smith really is making an early run for Rookie of the Year and has seemlessly transition to the NBA, averaging 14.8 PPG, 4.9 APG, and 3.8 RPG. It wouldn’t be surprising if more than one team had some passer’s remorse on Smith.
Afterward, Kanter, who was sent to the Knicks as part of the Carmelo Anthony to OKC trade, tweeted that the Knicks “love” what they got.
We love what we got…
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 12, 2017
Fast forward to Monday: Prior to the Cavs-Knicks matchup, LeBron was asked about Kanter’s tweet in which he responded: “Enes Kanter … always got something to say. I don’t know what’s wrong with him.”
Later that night, Kanter seemed to be on a mission to let LeBron know he doesn’t appreciate his opinions on the Knicks, or anything else for that matter.