The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 117-102 on Tuesday night.
It was inarguably LA’s most impressive performance this year, on multiple fronts.
Because of how well the game was going for them throughout, at a certain point, the Lakers started flexing hard.
One key example of that occurred in the third quarter with just over eight minutes remaining. At that point, James could be seen walking over to the Celtics bench right where Enes Kanter was sitting.
You will recall, he and Kanter are currently engaged in a nasty beef.
Here is how Kanter, who has had a lot to say about James in the media, responded to James:
Enes had an opportunity to say something to LeBron but kept quiet 😅
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) December 8, 2021
Naturally, folks on social media had some reactions:
W for posting this, need to expose him
— NotAkuien (@NotAkuien) December 8, 2021
Shocker. Loudest people on Twitter be the quietest irl.
— @chriswheeler02 (@chriswheeler02) December 8, 2021
Freedom was mad asf his teammates were talking nd laughing wit Bron . Bron probably did that shit on purpose
— Giants … (4-8) we still suck (@RackzNick) December 8, 2021
Enes has been talking about lebron for years but never to his face lebron got the last word as of right now
— Mr.Put it on (@KnottiePippen) December 8, 2021
This proved to be Kanter’s second L during the game. The first came when Russell Westbrook openly mocked him to his face.
At the core of the beef between James and Kanter is the latter’s belief that the former is a hypocrite for not speaking out on atrocities being committed in China.
James has often inserted himself into political conversations, particularly as they relate to racial discrimination. Yet he has remained oddly quiet on what is happening in China. Given James’ financial incentivization to not criticize the country, Kanter believes he is a coward and hypocrite.
Previously, James has called out Kanter for being all talk.
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 8, 2021
Based on how things have gone up to this point, it’s safe to assume this feud isn’t dying down any time soon.