Knicks’ Jalen Brunson disrespected in final MVP voting

Recently, one of the best players in the NBA was New York Knicks point guard Jalen Brunson. He played at an extremely high level, helping put New York in a position to possibly earn the No. 1 seed. 2 in the Eastern Conference.

When Julius Randle and OG Anunoby both left the lineup following the win over the Miami Heat on January 27, no one could have guessed this was coming from the Knicks. They were hit and missing the entire starting frontcourt with Mitchell Robinson already sidelined.

Luckily for them, they had a star in Brunson to keep the team afloat. He got some help along the way, as the supporting cast of Donte DiVincenzo, Josh Hart, Miles McBride, Isaiah Hartenstein and Precious Achiuwa really stepped up. But without Brunson, none of this would happen.

Despite his heroics and otherworldly production on the field, Brunson still doesn’t get the respect he deserves. It took coach Tom Thibodeau holding a spirited postgame press conference in which he called out NBA officials for Brunson to get the respect he’s earned on the court.

Unfortunately, the media and analysts who have put together the MVP rankings for the 2023-24 NBA season haven’t caught one yet. In the latest list released by, via NBA Central on X , Brunson came in at No. 8 in the MVP rankings.