Ahead of the Knicks' matchup against the Lakers, Knicks C Enes Kanter was asked about a cryptic tweet and his controversial matchup against LeBron James and the Cavaliers earlier in the season.
Kanter's tweet on Saturday included the number 148, which was the amount of points the Thunder scored when they beat the Cavaliers, 148-124.
148 ⚡️👑#StriveForGreatness🚀- Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) January 20, 2018
"We're playing against the Lakers. This should be a good game," he said, according to NorthJersey.com. "On the court you have to be serious. When we step on the court I forget about everything. All the outside talk all the dictator or whatever thing, I forget about it. Outside of here you got to have fun. This is all about just having fun, put a smile on people's face. I think I'm doing it."
When asked if he thinks he was in James' head during their game earlier this season, Kanter said he believes James and the Cavaliers are more concerned about their struggles as a whole this season.
"I mess with him a lot but he's obviously the best player the league," Kanter said. "I respect the guy a lot. Right now they're struggling. I don't think he's thinking about what I tweet, I think he's worried about his team. I don't think he's thinking about what I tweet. They're struggling right now. The only thing he thinks about is getting his team back on a roll."
After his game against James, Kanter said a teammate texted him to warn him.
"One texted me and just said, 'Hey, I'm not going to tell you, you're about to get 50 dropped on you, boy.' I responded something back. It's fun. It's always fun to put a smile on people's face. It's good. You got to have fun."