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A day after the Knicks misplaced to the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James put an exclamation mark on it by anointing himself king of New York, Enes Kanter could not depart properly sufficient alone.

“We have already got a king,” Kanter stated Tuesday, in keeping with ESPN’s Ian Begley. “It is Kristaps Porzingis.”

James himself identified earlier than Tuesday’s sport that Kanter likes to speak. Throughout Cleveland’s 104-101 win, the massive man squared off briefly with LeBron, unafraid of repercussions.

“I do not care who you might be,” Kanter stated Tuesday night time. “What do you name your self? King, Queen, Princess. No matter you might be. We’re gonna battle.”

So far as any Gotham royalty bestowed on Porzingis goes, the 22-year-old has a methods to go earlier than he can declare a throne beforehand held by the likes of Derek Jeter, Eli Manning, John Starks, or Mark Messier.