The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered an embarrassing loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, and a former Thunder player in New York Knicks' Enes Kanter, who had problems on the court with LeBron James last November, enjoyed watching his previous team win.
The Cavaliers lost 148-124 to the Thunder yesterday as they were unable to stop Paul George, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony, with the trio having monster games, scoring 36, 23, and 29 points respectively at the Quicken Loans Arena.
James, on the other hand, was shut down by Oklahoma City, as he finished the game with just 18 points, three rebounds, seven assists, one block, and he was 8-of-17 from the field. He was kept seven shy of becoming the seventh player in NBA history to reach 30,000-points.
Knicks star and former Thunder star Kanter must have been watching the Cavaliers lose to his former team, as he tweeted out: "148 ⚡️👑#StriveForGreatness🚀," mocking James with the hashtag he has used in a lot of his social media posts.
NBA fans were quick to point out that the Knicks are 10th in the Eastern Conference, and that he doesn’t play for the Thunder anymore, and that James has accomplished so much more than him in his career. Nevertheless, judging by the recent history between James and Kanter, we shouldn't have expected anything less.
Last November, while explaining comments he had made about the Knicks, James told reporters that Kanter is someone “who’s always got something to say … I don’t know what’s wrong with him.” Kanter and James got into a heated scuffle during the Cavs-Knicks game following these comments later in the month.
Since then, the Knicks star has enjoyed trolling the Cavs icon multiple times, such as after James’ first career ejection and after a Knicks win around the time the Arthur meme was flying around the league.
So in truth, we should have seen Kanter's comments about Cleveland coming, but we won't see any confrontation between him and James until the end of the season, as the Knicks and Cavaliers won't play against each other again until April 9 in New York, and on April 11 in Cleveland.News Now - Sport News