New York Knicks center Enes Kanter surprisingly hinted at his willingness to play alongside LeBron James, posting a Twitter video in which he called out the self-professed King of New York to prove so by signing with the team during the offseason.

“Hey LeBron, you really want to be king of New York? Come and prove it,” said Kanter. “I’ll see you July 1st, brother.”

The Knicks have been rumored to want a shot with James over the summer, due to the hiring of his former assistant coach and friend David Fizdale, but the franchise would have to clear a vast amount of cap space and likely give up hope on a Kristaps Porzingis extension to make it happen.

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Kanter and James have butted heads during this last NBA regular season, with altercations on and off the court — making this plea that much more surprising.

The Turkish center expressed willingness to opt out of the final year of his deal to seek a long-term contract, a feat that was already very slim in probability, given the Knicks’ sworn commitment to a more methodic approach.

A long-term deal for Kanter would prove nearly impossible if James was to sign during the offseason, making this a rather futile attempt to garner his services.