After riding the subway, and defeating the New York Knicks, LeBron James proclaimed himself as the King of New York in a hilarious Instagram post.

You're welcome.. ?of NY #myfavoriteplayground #striveforgreatness?

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Apparently JAY-Z got the word, and returned the favor at the Cleveland stop of his 4:44 tour. Hov recalled a conversation he had with LBJ the night before at a Detroit show.

I’m with LeBron in Detroit last night. I said, ‘Ay man, you my guy and all that. You can’t be taking pictures in the Garden, talking about you’re the King of New York. So I told him I’m coming to Cleveland, I’m the King of Cleveland now, Hov jokingly said.

Moments later “The Story of O.J.” rapper brought two fans on stage “to take the first picture with the King of Cleveland”.

In other JAY-Z related news, the mogul is leading with five nods at the NAACP Image Awards with Mary J. Blige.