And last night when James got ejected for the first time in his career, Kanter didn’t hesitate to unleash his petty once again. It started when the King was called for a foul and responded by throwing an air punch and cursing at referee Kane Fitzgerald during the third quarter as the Cavs were completely destroying the Miami Heat.
Kanter relished in the historic moment of James getting tossed out of the game by taking it to Twitter.
If those hashtags look familiar, it’s because Bron Bron used similar ones after defeating the Knicks two weeks ago and pissed off fans everywhere by claiming he was the king of New York after getting into an argument with Kanter and Frank Ntilikina just two weeks ago.
Before Kanter became Twitter fingers yesterday, he fired up his team up in a different way by telling them to go out and fight on the court if need be.
“I’m not going to tell who, but I told somebody, ‘Hey man, go out there and fight with somebody. It will get the energy up.” No, I’m serious. If you go out there and just hit somebody or just fight with somebody, get a technical foul, I will pay for the fine, I don’t care. Just go out there and do your thing. Because we need that energy, we need that fight. It doesn’t matter if we’re down by 25, a fight, get a technical foul, the crowd is in it, and they’re gonna get nervous,” he told ESPN‘s Ian Bagley. It all stemmed from a L the Knicks took on Monday against the Portland Trailblazers and Michael Beasley and Frank Ntilikina got into it with Jusuf Nurkic.
But he was later reprimanded by the Knicks’ front office a day later and was told he can’t “say stuff like that.” But it’s clear that Kanter rides with his teammates, and that’s all the really matters.