The Cleveland Cavaliers completed an amazing fourth-quarter comeback against the New York Knicks last night, but most people will remember the game for the confrontation between LeBron James and Enes Kanter.
During the second quarter of the game, both Kanter and James received technical fouls for jawing at each other after an incident where Frank Ntilikina pushed off the Cavaliers icon for invading his space.
It was only earlier that day that the four-time NBA MVP took a shot at the Knicks star in the build-up for their game later on in the evening by saying: "Enes Kanter ... always got something to say. I don't know what's wrong with him."
By the end of the game though, it was James who had the last laugh out of the pair, as he led Cleveland back from a 23-point deficit to win 104-101 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, falling just short of a triple-double on the night. He finished with 23 points, nine rebounds, and 12 assists, going 7-of-14 from the field.
Kanter, on the other hand, finished the game with 20 points, 16 rebounds, and three assists.
After the game, Kanter commented on his confrontation with James and said, according to Newsday's Al Iannazzone: "I don't care who you are. What do you call yourself? King, Queen, Princess. Whatever you are. We're going to fight. Nobody out there is going to punk us."
Hearing what the Knicks star had said about him, the Cavaliers icon replied, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN: “I’m the king, my wife is the queen and my daughter is the princess so we got all three covered.” He said this while wearing a hat which said 'All good' in uppercase letters, followed by another line of text underneath which said 'Never better.'
When James was asked what happened in the scuffle between the two of them, he simply replied: "Nothing. We got the win."
The Cavaliers won despite turning the ball over 21 times and shooting 39.8 percent in the game. The game literally came down to the fact Cleveland outscored New York 43-to-25 in the fourth quarter.
The Knicks will now look to rebound from this loss when they host the Utah Jazz at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night, while the Cavaliers will look to make it three wins in a row when they travel to Charlotte to play against the Hornets at the Spectrum Center.