James himself pointed out before Tuesday's game that Kanter likes to talk. During Cleveland's 104-101 win, the big man squared off briefly with LeBron, unafraid of repercussions.
"I don't care who you are," Kanter said Tuesday night. "What do you call yourself? King, Queen, Princess. Whatever you are. We're gonna fight."
As far as any Gotham royalty bestowed on Porzingis goes, the 22-year-old has a ways to go before he can claim a throne previously held by the likes of Derek Jeter, Eli Manning, John Starks, or Mark Messier.