The Dallas Mavericks have played the top-seeded Phoenix Suns to a Game 7 on Sunday evening, but they would not be here without Jalen Brunson. He led the way in the first three postseason games without Luka Doncic, and the 6’1 guard averaged 21.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.3 assists over the last four games in their series against the Suns.
It has been a breakout fourth NBA season for JB. He is a proven starter and scorer that can share the backcourt with a superstar. Brunson is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the 25-year-old made himself a lot of money during the Mavericks playoff run. Dallas has no plans of letting him get away, but their will be plenty of rumors this summer.
Brunson has used his unbelievable footwork to hand out plenty of buckets this postseason. Former Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford paid his respects to JB’s game before current Trail Blazers guard Josh Hart chimed in to poke some fun at his college teammate. That is where the comedy began.
Jalen Brunson responds after Josh Hart teases him on social media
In the since-deleted Tweet, Hart made fun of his Villanova teammate, but it was not long before Brunson caught wind of it and responded on social media with the following.
Hart was quick to chime back because he clearly does not want that nickname getting out.
Brunson and Hart won an NCAA championship with Villanova in 2016, and they were teammates for two seasons. Hart graduated in 2017, and he was not part of the second national championship team that Brunson led in 2018.
The two former teammates were having some fun with each other on social media and still have a close relationship from their days together at Villanova. Jalen Brunson loves to joke around on social media, and fans can expect to see plenty more of these interactions this summer. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.