Tweet beef between Lebron James and Enes Kanter seemed to spill over onto the basket ball court Monday night.
During the first quarter things between James and Kanter got heated when Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina began shoving James after James dunked on him. Despite the pushes James ignores Ntilikina and begins walking down the court when Kanter approaches him. The two end up chest to chest in a heated argument before being pulled apart by officials and teammates.
LeBron James and Enes Kanter get in a little scuffle. pic.twitter.com/XlLBqH0Z7c
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) November 14, 2017
Both James and Kanter were assessed technical fouls for the incident but what started it all?
LeBron recently criticized Phil Jackson for passing on Dennis Smith Jr. Kanter took the comment as a stab at Ntilikina and took to Twitter to confront James on behalf of his teammate.
We love what we got…
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 12, 2017
'I don't care who. I cannot let anyone disrespect my family like that'. @Enes_Kanter on LeBron
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 12, 2017
James later explained that the comments were more about Smith and not a shot at Ntilikina, when Ntilikina seemingly instigated things between him and Lebron, Kanter took the opportunity to publicly confront games.