Knicks guard Evan Fournier defends Jalen Brunson

On Saturday night, Jalen Brunson and the New York Knicks saw their impressive nine-game winning streak end with a disappointing home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Knicks led for much of the game, but a brutal fourth quarter for Brunson and company spelled New York’s downfall, as the Lakers took control early in that frame and never looked back.

A rather controversial moment in this game occurred towards the end of the third quarter when Brunson faked on Lakers forward Taurean Prince, he stopped and then stepped in for an easy floater. Some pundits on social media were quick to deem the play a trip, but Knicks guard Evan Fournier , who had a more discerning perspective on the play than most, had a different opinion.

On Sunday, Fournier took to X, the social media platform formerly called Twitter, to explain why the play actually fell within the confines of the NBA rulebook.

“Legal move on ALL LEVELS,” Fournier wrote, quoting a Twitter post by BBALLBREAKDOWN. In Europe this movement is taught to us from an early age”.