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LeBron James Says Knicks Should Have Taken Dennis Smith. Jr. (Video)

Even when Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James isn’t asked about the New York Knicks, he’s taking shots at them.

Saturday night, after Cleveland beat Dallas 111-104, a reporter asked LeBron James what he thought of Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. As you can see in the video above, courtesy of the Dallas Morning NewsBrad Townsend, he gave an odd answer.

“The Knicks passed on a really good one, and Dallas got the diamond in the rough. He should be a Knick. That’s going to make some headlines, but he should be a Knick. Dallas is definitely, I know they’re excited that he didn’t go there.”

Knicks center Enes Kanter quickly took to Twitter to answer LeBron.

Instead of taking Smith Jr., the Knicks selected French point guard Frank Ntilikina with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. The Mavericks, picking ninth, took DSJ.

Forget their rookie stats and the pointless argument of which player will ultimately be better for a second. Why is LeBron so concerned with the Knicks? We’ve got a couple of thoughts on the topic.

  • He regrets not joining the Knicks as a free agent back in 2010. You remember the dumpster fire that was The Decision, right?
  • He secretly yearns to play in the triangle offense and is upset that he won’t get the chance now that Phil Jackson was run out of the Big Apple.
  • Carmelo Anthony made him do it.

Maybe LeBron should worry more about his own team than the Knicks. After all, New York (7-5) has a winning record, something James and the Cavs (5-7) can’t claim. Oh, and one of those seven losses came to the New York Ntilikina’s.

James’ unhealthy infatuation with the Knicks has changed him. He’s no longer LeBron. He’s become LeJoke.

I've been dunked on by Shaq and yelled at by Mickey Mantle. ESNY Editor In Chief. UMass alum. Former National Columnist w/Bleacher Report & former member of NY Knicks Basketball Ops department. Nephew of Rock & Roll Royalty.