Jalen Brunson’s “greatest Knick” talk gets hit by Mark Jackson’s reality check

Jalen Brunson and the New York Knicks are currently in the process of preparing for their upcoming second-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, which begins Monday night at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks got to this point by beating the Philadelphia 76ers in six games in what was the most entertaining series of the first round, with Brunson struggling mightily for the first three games but bouncing back with three consecutive forty games points to lead his team. team to victory.

In fact, Brunson’s play has been so elite that some franchise legends have made some bold claims about his place in franchise history, despite the relatively limited number of hits he’s had thus far, including Charles Oakley, who recently said that Brunson is already the greatest Knicks player since Walt Frazier.

“And Brunson, I tell you, Brunson is the best thing since Walt Frazier. I know someone who will say, ‘How about Patrick (Ewing) and Carmelo (Anthony)?’ OK, they didn’t. I mean, you know, they had a chance to show themselves. We need more players. Brunson is playing without Julius (Randle), and what he’s doing man, hey, it’s incredible. He continues to do it,” Oakley said in a recent appearance on SiriusXM NBA Radio, according to Paul Kasabian of Bleacher Report.

Now, former point guard Mark Jackson is responding to that bold statement.

“We love Oak… but Oak made Jalen Brunson the greatest New York Knicks basketball player since Clyde Frazier. Time out. Are you kidding me? I love you Oak, but what are we doing? Let me introduce you to the greatest, not just since Clyde Frazier, the greatest New York Knicks basketball player of all time,” Jackson said on the Come and Talk 2 Me podcast, via New York Basketball on social media platform formerly named as Twitter.

“This includes everyone. You include everyone who ever played in the blue and orange and put them in the draft, the number one pick is Patrick Ewing.

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