Knicks' Enes Kanter taunts LeBron James following Cleveland star's ejection

Did refs let Le Bron James get away with a blatant travel or is the internet overreacting

After the game, LeBron gave his side of the story and said, "it's nearly like they're trying to turn me into a jump shooter", when discussing the officiating in the National Basketball Association.

When James was ejected for the first time in his 1,082-game career Tuesday, Kanter made sure to poke a little fun at the four-time NBA MVP. James was tossed for arguing with referee Kane Fitzgerald about a non-foul call against Hassan Whiteside. He was booted from the game after scoring 21 points and tallying 12 rebounds, six assists and five steals.

Someone forgot to tell Enes Kanter that, as a general rule, it's not good to mess with the King.

Kanter, who called James the "Queen" a few weeks back, capped his tweet with James' customary hashtag (#StriveForGreatness) and mimicked a phrase James recently used in his Instagram post, when he called NY his "favorite playground" following the Cavaliers' 104-101 win at Madison Square Garden on November 13. James had just finished an alley-oop at the basket, and as he turned to run back on defense, he bumped into Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntlikina, who shoved James.

Knicks' Enes Kanter taunts LeBron James following Cleveland star's ejection
Knicks' Enes Kanter taunts LeBron James following Cleveland star's ejection

However, instigating fights is a new one for Kanter, who's adapting to a leadership role as an established vet on an up-and-coming young squad for the first time in his career.

"You ain't coming to my house and playing that water bottle flip game again", Kanter said, as reported by

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter said Monday night that he offered to pay a fine for one of his teammates if they got into a fight on the court during Monday's 103-91 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.

James' parting shot was an Instagram post, which was referenced by Kanter Tuesday. I don't care who you are. "Nobody out there is going to punk us". "My wife is the queen and my daughter is the princess, so we got all three covered".



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