Bron letting ‘em know in NYC pic.twitter.com/1AtYHH6kQA— I $ A B E L L A (@izzygeraci) April 9, 2018
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James took his rivalry with New York Knicks player Enes Kanter to new heights with his sneaker choice.
Kanter and James have been embroiled in a war of words, so to speak, since last season when they had a heated exchange during a game at Madison Square Garden.
James is often referred to as “King James” because of the way he controls the court. After last year’s game, Kanter took a jab at the nickname by saying, “I don’t care who you are, what you call yourself, king, queen, princess — we’re going to fight. Nobody out there is going to punk us.”
To which James responded, “Well, I’m the king, my wife is the queen, and my daughter is the princess, so we have all three covered.”
Now, it seems James has resurrected the dispute to troll Kanter this season. During Monday night’s game, the athlete wore a pair of sneakers during warm-ups that read “I’m King” on the back.
Twitter, of course, called attention to the very apparent message to Kanter.
Specifically letting Enes Kanter know. https://t.co/nnglAHgwc0— I $ A B E L L A (@izzygeraci) April 9, 2018
Last year, Enes Kanter asked LeBron, “What do you call yourself? King, queen, princess, whatever you are...”— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) April 9, 2018
Tonight at The Garden, LeBron’s sneakers have a simple reminder on the heel: “I’M KING.” pic.twitter.com/ytvyLpWpxp
This is Hall of Fame level pettiness and I absolutely love it https://t.co/tmQIXyd0el— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) April 9, 2018
The Cavaliers ultimately came out on top Monday night with a score of 123 to the Knicks' 109.
With this move, James certainly proved that he is the reigning king of something other than basketball: pettiness.
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