With the finals complete, LeBron James’ pending free agency is the NBA’s biggest storyline. Enes Kanter is all over it.
To no one’s great surprise, LeBron James and the Cavaliers lost another NBA Finals to the Warriors on Friday night, their third in four years, which means the talk of the NBA town now turns to James’ free agency.
The King has no shortage of potential suitors, with the Cavs, 76ers, Rockets, Lakers and probably anyone else with some cap space and literally any other even halfway decent asset all interested in signing him.
The Rockets probably present James with the best chance of another title, but given their cap situation, signing James may well mean breaking up the team that won 65 games and almost beat Golden State in the Western Conference Finals this season.
The 76ers are another intriguing option. Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are two of the most talented young players in the league and got their first taste of postseason action this year. The Lakers, meanwhile, are the Lakers. They always have a shot at big-name free agents.
Then there’s the Knicks. The same Knicks who won 29 games this season and lost their best player, Kristaps Porzingis, to a serious knee injury. The same Knicks who haven’t reached the postseason since 2013. Yes, those Knicks.
You might think the Knicks, being the Knicks, have no shot at signing LeBron. That would probably be a wise assumption. But then you’re probably not Enes Kanter, who is nothing if not very good at (a) being optimistic and (b) photoshop.
The Turkish center, who was once involved in a very low-level beef with LeBron, has seamlessly shifted into recruitment mode. Still, no matter how good his hashtags are, no matter how good he is at photoshopping LeBron into Knicks jerseys, this one feels like a pipe dream.