Kristaps Porzingis Jabs LeBron James For Criticizing Knicks' Draft

Kristaps Porzingis Jabs LeBron James For Criticizing Knicks' Draft

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) greets Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) before an National Basketball Association game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The coaches, the GMs, the president, this organisation knows what they're doing. We love what we got... The Knicks chose to pass on Smith with what ended up being the final draft pick of Jackson's tenure as team president, selecting Ntilikina eighth overall.

"I wasn't throwing shade at Frank at all, for people that got their trousers in bunches and things of that nature here in NY, that look for any controversy here", the Cavaliers superstar said. "Dallas is definitely, I know they're excited that he didn't go there", James told reporters after Cleveland's 111-104 victory over the Mavs on Saturday.

The 19-year-old point guard follows James and Kyrie Irving in this category. "He's doing a great job". Doesn't mean that Myles Garrett is not gonna be a great football player, but Deshaun Watson should have been our quarterback. I wasn't throwing shade at Frank at all.

James publicly called out Jackson a year ago after the Hall of Fame coach referred to the four-time league MVP's business associates as a "posse" in an interview with ESPN.

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In his first outing against the Cavs, Smith finished with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks while shooting 50 percent from the field.

"Yeah, that's fine", James said, when reminded he was headed there next.

Asked whether he had anything to prove to the rest of the National Basketball Association, he added: "I don't have to prove to them, I have to prove to myself". I was thinking about just the Knicks' organization and Phil Jackson at the time, and Dennis Smith's talent, and Porzingis. Then he came back and I think he played, I can't remember exactly, but it wasn't very long and he re-twisted it. I see rivalry with all the teams in the league. "I said, just pass it somewhere". "I'm just focused about the team, focused about us and we are just 100 percent motivated every game day ... so it's not affecting us". "I have to prove to the team", Ntilikina said. "But I don't have no problem with the Knicks' organization", LeBron said.

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