Jalen Brunson wore a Jalen Hurts jersey walking into Madison Square Garden and surprise, surprise, New York fans were not happy
You know what, we’ll give this one to the New York Knicks Twitter account and their point guard Jalen Brunson.
We’re just a few days away from the New York Giants heading to South Philadelphia to face the the Eagles in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, and Jalen Brunson walked into NYC’s mecca, Madison Square Garden looking like a total badass, rocking a Jalen Hurts jersey.
Jalen Brunson wearing a Jalen Hurts jersey
Brunson, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey before his family eventually settled in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. As if you didn’t know this already, he played college basketball for Villanova University, where he was the National Player of the Year as a junior and won two national championships.
The BALLS on the New York Knicks social media team to post this picture just days before the Giants-Eagles game is pretty incredible. They didn’t stop there, as they hopped into the comment section to stand by their post, stating that they weren’t responsible for Brunson’s outfit and that their point guard was simply keeping it real.
Of course, as New York sports fans typically do, they are crying on Twitter saying that Brunson shouldn’t have worn that, how it’s disrespectful to the city, and “no wonder the Knicks lost tonight.”
Note: The Knicks lost to the Washington Wizards 116-105. Brunson dropped 32 points on 11-of-24 shooting so if anything the Hurts jersey made him play better.
More on Brunson from his Wikipedia page because I’m LAZY.
He began his college career as the 2015–16 Big East Conference Preseason Freshman of the Year and was a Big East All-Freshman Team selection following the season.
As a starter, he helped the 2015–16 Wildcats win the championship game of the 2016 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament.
As a sophomore, he was a unanimous 2016–17 All-Big East first team selection for the 2016–17 Wildcats. As a junior, he was the National Player of the Year and a Consensus first-team 2018 All-Americans and he helped the 2017–18 Wildcats win the championship game of the 2018 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament to give Villanova their second National Championship in three years.
On June 21, 2018, the Dallas Mavericks drafted Brunson with the 33rd overall pick. On July 12, 2022, he signed with the New York Knicks.