How Ntilikina’s LeBron faceoff defines these Knicks: Mike Breen

MSG Network play-by-play man Mike Breen talks about the Knicks’ surprising start, the standoff with LeBron James and a different Garden this season with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: What has been the most enjoyable part of this Knicks start? A: Maybe the best part of the start is what

The legend of Frank Ntilikina begins

Frank Ntilikina, all 190 pounds of him, went to grab the basketball to inbound late in the first quarter Monday. A 6-foot-8, 250-pound human piece of chiseled granite known as LeBron James stood in his way. So Ntilikina shoved James. Twice. Sort of had the same effect as a

Was Kristaps Porzingis’ problem LeBron or his elbow?

It was a rare off night for Kristaps Porzingis. Maybe it was LeBron James. Maybe it was the new contraption on his elbow. With James hounding him at times, Porzingis fell short of his now-usual 30 points. And for the first time he wore a long white right elbow

“I was listening to U2′: Commuter explains LeBron anger

It’s easy to pick LeBron James out of a crowd, but in a packed New York subway car, not so much. Take real-estate agent and comedian James Michael Angelo, who was seated next to James on Monday morning, and wanted nothing to do with the prolific forward’s phone in

The legend of Frank Ntilikina begins

Frank Ntilikina, all 190 pounds of him, went to grab the basketball to inbound late in the first quarter Monday. A 6-foot-8, 250-pound human piece of chiseled granite known as LeBron James stood in his way. So Ntilikina shoved James. Twice. Sort of had the same effect as a

“I was listening to U2′: Commuter explains LeBron anger

It’s easy to pick LeBron James out of a crowd, but in a packed New York subway car, not so much. Take real-estate agent and comedian James Michael Angelo, who was seated next to James on Monday morning, and wanted nothing to do with the prolific forward’s phone in

New Yorkers weren’t ready for LeBron to take the subway

Imagine taking the subway to avoid a delay? LeBron James and the Cavaliers opted to get the full New York City experience Monday, riding the subway instead of a bus back to their hotel after a morning shootaround at the Garden ahead of their game against the Knicks. James and

Knicks’ feud with LeBron James erupts in heated shoving match

A point of contention that had been heating up for the 48 hours leading into tipoff involving LeBron James, Frank Ntilikina, Phil Jackson and somehow Enes Kanter finally reached its boiling point late in the first quarter Monday night at the Garden. Eleven-plus minutes into the game, the drama

Tim Hardaway’s best night yet overshadowed by brutal loss

At some point, it will set in for Tim Hardaway Jr. that the Knicks blew a 23-point lead and lost to the Cavs Monday. “Twenty-three?” he said meekly. Yep, count ’em 23. But to Hardaway, this still so-early Knicks season is about forging identities, working and getting better. So yeah, the

Was Kristaps Porzingis’ problem LeBron or his elbow?

It was a rare off night for Kristaps Porzingis. Maybe it was LeBron James. Maybe it was the new contraption on his elbow. With James hounding him at times, Porzingis fell short of his now-usual 30 points. And for the first time he wore a long white right elbow

LeBron James redirects blast from Ntilikina to Phil Jackson

LeBron James has redirected the dagger. Before the Cavaliers held a shootaround Monday morning at the Garden, James clarified his take that the Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr., saying it wasn’t a shot at Frank Ntilikina but instead Phil Jackson. “I wasn’t throwing shade at Frank at all,

“Pissed’ Knicks rally around Ntilikina amid LeBron furor

It was just LeBron being general manager LeBron. Still, the Knicks are not asking for a do-over in the draft. Teammates rushed to support Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina after the ruckus from LeBron James claiming the team drafted the wrong point guard last June. Acknowledging his comments would cause “headlines,”

Lonzo Ball now has a record LeBron James doesn’t

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points to help Milwaukee overcome Lonzo Ball’s triple-double in the Bucks’ 98-90 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple-double when he had 17 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds.

LeBron James posts his “mood,’ and Cavs are on red alert

Is it the 4-6 record? The Celtics’ 9-2 record? Kyrie Irving’s hot start? His private messages to a model being outed? Whatever it is, LeBron James is mad. The connoisseur of cryptic messages authored another, this one on Instagram captioned by “Mood…” and featuring a picture of Arthur the aardvark’s

Nets stun LeBron and Cavaliers

After blowing a double-digit fourth-quarter lead one night earlier in Orlando, the Nets built another Wednesday night against LeBron James and the Cavaliers.And this time they found a way to close it out, knocking off Cleveland 112-107.The Nets defended James the same way they had to try to replace the

Nike “investigating’ why its NBA jerseys keep ripping

Nike’s jerseys are hanging by a thread to start the NBA season.The apparel and shoe giants have opened an investigation into why its jerseys have ripped after the one belonging to their poster child, LeBron James, ripped right down his back during the Cavaliers’ opener against the Celtics on Tuesday

People are reacting strongly to LeBron’s “equality’ shoes

Though NBA players are officially prohibited from kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality, that won’t stop them from making political statements — via fashion statements.For the Cleveland Cavalier’s season-opening game against the Boston Celtics Tuesday night, three-time NBA champ LeBron James wore a pair of black Nikes

Players and fans in tears as NBA ace Gordon Hayward shatters ankle on live TV just five-minutes in Boston Celtics debut after colliding with LeBron James

 The 27-year-old suffers gruesome and horrific injury that left his foot pointing outwards after a collision with Cleveland Cavaliers iconBASKETBALL fans and a host of NBA stars were left stunned on Tuesday as Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific ankle injury.The 27-year-old former Utah Jazz ace was only five

Who will stop Warriors-Cavs Finals? The Post’s NBA predictions

The offseason is just about over. Here are The Post’s NBA predictions:East playoff teams 1. Cavs 2. Celtics 3. Raptors 4. Bucks 5. Wizards 6. Heat 7. Pistons 8. NetsWest playoff teams 1. Warriors 2. Spurs 3. Rockets 4. Trail Blazers 5. Thunder 6. Clippers 7. Timberwolves 8. PelicansEastern Conference final Cavs over BucksWestern Conference final Warriors over SpursNBA Finals Cavs over WarriorsMVP LeBron James, CavsDefensive Player of the Year LeBron

LeBron James hopes to make you feel better about driverless cars

LeBron James is taking on his most feared role yet — and no, it has nothing to do with trying to win the NBA East crown without his capable No. 2 Kyrie Irving.James is starring in the first-ever national TV campaign aimed at getting Americans comfortable with driverless cars —

LeBron James mocks “s–t show’ invading Cavs workout

LeBron James isn’t as interested in having his Cavaliers’ workouts interrupted by prying cameras.During a team workout earlier this week, James, 32, posted a video on his Snapchat documenting a camera crew invading their gym and filming power forward Tristan Thompson.“The s–t show is here. The s–t show is here,”

Is Kyrie Irving now trolling LeBron with a hat?

In a tale of betrayal and subtweets, Kyrie Irving may be using his head to send a message to LeBron James.The latest squint-and-decipher possible passive-aggressive shot could be read atop Irving’s skull on Monday, when he wore a hat for his postgame media session reading, “Popularity contests are not truth

LeBron moves on from Kyrie with high Derrick Rose praise

LeBron James said goodbye to Kyrie Irving by trying to destroy the narrative the point guard used to exit Cleveland.“I tried to do whatever I could do to help the kid out and so he could be the best player he could be,” James said at the Cavaliers’ media day.

9 NBA storylines to distract from Warriors’ supremacy

The lying began in earnest Monday.That’s when 28 teams conducted media day, the unofficial start to the NBA season. Everyone was perky, upbeat and vowed upgrades. Everyone liked the look of the assembled team, which has a chance to win a title.They were lying.“It’s not uncommon this time of year,

Carmelo Anthony gives Knicks another possible way out

Knicks brass have been optimistic all along Carmelo Anthony eventually would expand his wish list beyond the Rockets. And now he has.According to ESPN, Anthony has added the Cavaliers and an unidentified club to go along with the Rockets in hopes of the Knicks finding a deal for him before

LeBron James’ new Cavaliers crew looks … different

LeBron James has his crew together for another run at the title, but apart from the King doing King-like things, this run might look a little different.The Cavaliers, who have been to the past three NBA Finals and won the championship in 2016, debuted their team with a photo on

Isaiah Thomas’ injury is latest act in never-ending Cavaliers circus

The Cavaliers formally introduced their All-Star addition Thursday, and proceeded to not let him talk about the obvious thing everyone wanted to ask him about.Welcome to the latest chapter in “What will the Cavaliers do next to not get out of their own way?”Isaiah Thomas met the Cleveland media, but

Kryie Irving’s heartfelt Cleveland goodbye has glaring omission

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving did not mention LeBron James, now his former teammate, while thanking Cleveland fans after his trade to Boston was finalized.Irving, who is now officially a member of the Celtics after the teams completed a blockbuster deal that had stalled, posted a lengthy thank-you note and video