The Cavs Took the NYC Subway Today and Not Everyone Was Pleased

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LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers rode the C train ahead of Monday night's game against the Knicks, documenting their trip via video on ESPN's "The Undefeated". He should be a Knick. "Dallas is definitely excited that he didn't go there".

Some took this as a shot at the player the Knicks did draft, defensive-minded point guard Frank Ntilikina.

Why would LeBron use his post-game comments to critique the Knicks' draft strategy?

"He should be a Knick", James quickly added of Smith.

"On our way back from shootaround. made a decision to take a different transportation this time", James says in the Uninterrupted video. In 2016, Jackson referred to James' business partners as his "posse". For James and his teammates, taking to the subway was simple math.

Knicks center Enes Kanter took exception to LBJ's comments and took to Twitter to defend the team's decision to draft Ntilikina.

A Monday morning subway ride with a team of National Basketball Association players?

The Knicks were quick to defend their teammate. "However, it's not gonna affect us and me, so whatever is said, whatever people think, me and the team are just focused on what we're doing every day to improve and just to make us better".

Ntilikina has quieted some of the critics with his play. No word on if the team will continue to take the subway while in NY.

The Knicks are an equally-surprising 7-2 in that same span. But since he was moved into the rotation against Brooklyn on October 27, the rookie has given Jeff Hornacek's club surprisingly strong defense off the bench, averaging an eye-popping 3.0 steals per 36 minutes.

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