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”Watched the Eagles lose, so a great day” — Julius Randle's gamble of getting under Jalen Brunson's skin paid off handsomely

This is the most New York way of getting you teammate pumped possible.
New York Knicks forward Julius Randle and guard Jalen Brunson

Julius Randle and Jalen Brunson

Provoking and pushing a player against the wall with no place to back out can result in two widely distinct scenarios. Either the player will retaliate or they will understand where those words are coming from and use them to channel their inner potential.

Julius Randle resorted to such a strategy while sitting at the dinner table with his teammates before playing the Jazz. It paid off well for him as he fired a banter towards Jalen Brunson about the Philadelphia Eagles losing their first game of the current NFL season. As Brunson is a huge Eagles fan, Randle's indirect motive was to pump up the young gun for the game ahead, and that's what happened as Brunson dropped 25 points against the Jazz and sealed off the road victory for the Knicks.

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