Michael Jordan has been the face of the NBA for almost half a century now. The name of the undisputed greatest of all time echoes in the annals of history. He is one of the most recognizable names in and out of the NBA. Players aspire to be like him, but that wasn’t the case for a certain New York Knicks star in the league. Jalen Brunson once did the unthinkable when Jordan was still playing for the Washington Wizards.
Michael Jordan offered to sign Jalen Brunson’s Wizards jersey in the twilight of his career. The then five-year-old refused to let this happen. ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk revealed the reason for the Knicks star’s decision in his latest television appearance.
“Jalen Brunson doesn’t know who Michael Jordan is and said, ‘No, you’re going to ruin the jersey,’” the ESPN reporter revealed after his interview with the Knicks sensation’s father, Rick Brunson.
Even today, the Knicks star seems to regret his choice not to let the greatest of all time sign his jersey. If he had a time machine to reverse his call during that game, he definitely would have taken advantage of it. Brunson now has many chances to meet Jordan, but memories of him would have been different if that jersey had received a signature.