LeBron James made it clear that his comment about the Knicks not drafting Mavericks' PG Dennis Smith Jr. was a shot at former president Phil Jackson.
James said that Smith "should be a Knick," which many believed was a shot at the Knicks actual draft pick, Frank Ntilikina. However, James clarified his comments to say he was aiming at Jackson -- not Ntilikina.
LeBron confirms of course he was taking a shot at Phil Jackson when he said the Knicks missed by not drafting Dennis Smith:- Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) November 13, 2017
"For clarification of people who just live in a box & for Enes Kanter, who always's got something to say. [shakes head] I don't know what's wrong with him."
Enes Kanter was one of the players who chimed in and said the team is perfectly fine with drafting Ntilikina.
Nope!!- Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) November 12, 2017
We love what we got...
Smith Jr. later said the team brought him out to dinner and "kind of put the pressure" on him to eat octopus, according to the New York Daily News.
In 10 games this season, Smith Jr. has averaged 14.2 points, 4.9 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game for the Mavericks.