Despite his All-Star snub, the New York Knicks star guard Jalen Brunson scored 41 points on 14-for-19 shooting, added seven assists, and made just one turnover in the team’s 134-128 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
“Jalen is happy for his teammates and he’s thrilled [for them], and he wants the team to do well. It’s never about Jalen,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. “I love his humility. He knows how good he is – he doesn’t need other people to tell him.
“We all should be able to see it. In my eyes, it was pretty clear cut. But maybe I’m biased. I watch him every night and I see the impact he has.”