Last night, LeBron James was ejected from a game for the first time in his 15-year NBA career. James claimed he’d reacted because James Johnson had fouled him “all the way up the court.” Referee Kane Fitzgerald explained he ejected LeBron because of a series of transgressions, including LeBron charging towards him, making a punching motion in the air, and “[using] vulgarity in my ear a few times,” and coach Ty Lue agreed that he “should have got thrown out.”
More importantly, Enes Kanter took the opportunity to continue his beef with the King. Kanter, long a renowned talker, decided earlier this month to go straight at LeBron’s chest, and though LeBron really doesn’t seem to care much, that’s not stopping Kanter.
Unfortunately, the Knicks don’t meet the Cavs again until April, but I’m sure that Kanter will try to provoke LeBron a few more times before then.