(Photo : Elsa/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Jalen Brunson (#11) of the New York Knicks waits for the clock to expire ending recreation 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 10, 2023 in New York City. The New York Knicks defeated the Miami Heat 112-103.
New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson as soon as turned down a proposal by Michael Jordan to autograph his jersey.
NBA reporter Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN shared the story throughout an look on the community’s NBA Today with co-hosts Malika Andrews and Marc Spears.
Youngmisuk stated the humorous incident occurred when the two-time NCAA champion was 5 years outdated, and Jordan was on the tail finish of his profession taking part in for the Washington Wizards.
Brunson’s father Rick, who additionally performed within the league and now serves as an assistant coach for the Knicks, purchased his son a model new white Michael Jordan Washington Wizards jersey throughout that point.
Rick introduced Brunson to the locker room space, the place Patrick Ewing noticed the younger Brunson’s jersey and provided to carry the merchandise to His Airness to be signed.
A couple of moments later, Jordan emerged and noticed the Brunsons and Ewing. Upon seeing the youthful Brunson’s gear, the six-time NBA champion finally requested, “Do you want me to autograph that jersey?”
“Jalen Brunson doesn’t know who Michael Jordan is and said ‘No, you’ll ruin the jersey,” Youngmisuk concluded, drawing amusement from his co-hosts.
Jalen Brunson regrets turning down MJ
Youngmisuk added that the Team USA member over the past 2023 FIBA World Cup is aggravated by his personal actions as a child.
“Obviously, to this day, [Jalen] still regrets that, but yes, he did turn down the GOAT,” the journalist quipped.
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