Buckle up, basketball fans. We’re in for a wild ride the rest of the way.
It seems that with each passing week, the NBA raises the bar. In terms of drama. In terms of pettiness. Whatever the case may be, the NBA is here to serve.
Their most recent beef, however, is already off the rails. It would start with LeBron James questioning the Knicks’ draft. From there, it’s only getting… sillier? Uglier? Either or appears to be a safe choice. But on Monday night, it would take on an entirely new life of its own.
Frank Ntilikina & Enes Kanter really were not pleased with LeBron's comments about Dennis Smith. They don't care if he was taking a shot at Phil Jackson – an unintended target got hit pic.twitter.com/FzWuFsP98Y
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) November 14, 2017
That’s not Dennis Smith Jr., of course. That’s New York’s actual rookie, Frank Ntilikina. But don’t worry, Enes Kanter isn’t far behind. Which leads us to our next act.
LeBron James’ response to Enes Kanter’s postgame barb: “I’m the king, my wife is the queen and my daughter is the princess so we got all three covered.” (Also: Notice the hat) pic.twitter.com/AAkzDLL7kt
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 14, 2017
Then, after a day filled with Arthur memes and other shenanigans, the Cavs would storm back to defeat the Knicks. Of course, it would be LeBron playing the role of hero.
LeBron James cashes the 3 over Kristaps Porzingis!
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) November 14, 2017
Cleveland would hold on 104-101, then point guard Isaiah Thomas got in on the fun.
Long may this pettiness continue. The Cavs will face off against the Knicks again… but not until April. How much more fun can we have until then?