New York Knicks center Enes Kanter continues his feud with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James by calling him the “King of Cleveland.”
James was ejected for “throwing an air punch” and cursing at referee Kane Fitzgerald in the third quarter of Tuesday’s game. It was the first time in his career that the King got ejected. The Cavaliers were leading 93-70 at the time of LeBron’s ejection and the Cavs ended up winning the game, 108-97.
After the ejection, Kanter trolled LeBron on Twitter by calling him the “King of Cleveland.”
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 29, 2017
Kanter’s tweet is a reference to Lebron’s Instagram post earlier this month where he called himself the King of New York. Kanter responded by saying that Kristaps Porzingis is the King of New York, not LeBron.
Before James’ “King of New York” post, Kanter and James took shots at each other on and off the court. Kanter referred to LeBron as a “Queen” after the Knicks lost to the Cavaliers.
“I don’t care what you call yourself: King, Queen, Princess, we’re gonna fight,” Kanter said at the time, via Ari Gilberg of the New York Daily News. “Nobody out there is going to punk us. We went out there and played our game. We’re going to go out there and get better every day.”
This season Kanter is averaging 13.6 points and 10.3 rebounds. LeBron is averaging 28.2 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 8.3 assists. Unfortunately, the Knicks don’t play the Cavaliers again until April 18.
Can it just be April already? That game can’t get here soon enough. Let’s hope that LeBron and Kanter are still feuding in April when they meet on the court again.