WATCH | Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James gets in shoving match with New York Knicks

NEW YORK - Have you ever heard the song "You don't mess around with Jim" by Jim Croce? Some of the lyrics go like this: 

You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim

I'd recommend the New York Knicks treat Cavs star LeBron James similarly. But in the first quarter of Monday night's game at Madison Square Garden, Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina decided to push and shove the four-time MVP after a loose ball following a James alley-oop slam. Then Enes Kanter decided he wanted in on the fun. 

There's some history here. After the Cavs beat the Mavericks on Saturday, James said the following about Dallas rookie Dennis Smith: 

“The Knicks passed on a really good one, and Dallas got the diamond in the rough. He should be a Knick. That’s going to make some headlines, but he should be a Knick. Dallas is definitely, I know they’re excited that he didn’t go there.”

After the comments made their way to the Big Apple, Kanter was among those not happy about the perceived diss at Ntilikina. LeBron had a ready response for both: 

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