10 Apr LeBron James uses Nike shoes to send message to Enes Kanter, New York
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James has a well-documented history with New York Knicks center Enes Kanter. (
CLEVELAND, Ohio — LeBron James never forgets. And what he does is often calculated.
In the Cleveland Cavaliers’ final trip to New York this season, James debuted a pair of his signature kicks, with an unmistakable "I’m King" message on the heel in big, bold, white letters that can be easily spotted against his black-colored sneakers.
These are, no doubt, a response to New York’s Enes Kanter, who said back in November — the other time the Cavs played at Madison Square Garden — that James was not the king of New York. Kanter made those comments after James poked the Knicks in an Instagram post where he proclaimed himself the king of New York.
A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Nov 14, 2017 at 7:26am PST
The two players have a well-documented history, getting into an on-court skirmish that night. The shoving match followed a war of words leading up to the game, as Kanter stepped in to defend Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina.
With Kanter sidelined for Monday’s game because of a back injury, James has apparently found a new way to deliver one final message.