The Monday (Nov. 13) contest between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New York Knicks may have sparked a new and bitter rivalry, this after LeBron James and Enes Kanter scuffled during a heated moment. James led the visiting Cavs into a comeback 104-101 win with James declaring himself the “King of New York” with a photo of him standing over the Knicks logo in Madison Square Garden.
Kanter, who had to be separated from James during a skirmish in Monday night’s loss to the Cavs, said James can’t hold that title.
“We’ve already got a king; it’s Kristaps Porzingis,” Kanter said at practice on Tuesday. “Sorry about that.”
Kanter delivered the line with a smile but quickly added that the Knicks needed to move on from the recent back-and-forth with James.
“I think [we need to] kind of forget about this, play our game because we have one tomorrow, just have to get back on track,” the center said.
We should expect that when these NBA Eastern Conference teams meet once again later in the season, tensions will be evident.