Just days after LeBron James said that Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. “should be a Knick,” the man the Knicks actually took in the 2017 NBA Draft, Frank Ntilikina, took exception during play on Monday night.
After James threw down an alley-oop, he and Ntilikina got tangled up, leading to some shoving, before Knicks big man Enes Kanter came in to defend his rookie point guard.
Frank Ntilikina was having none of it pic.twitter.com/0KdCdYMmqy
— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) November 14, 2017
Ntilikina getting tangled with LeBron just days after his comments are likely more than just a mere coincidence. Emotions are high whenever LeBron arrives in Madison Square Garden and Monday night seems no different.