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NBA: Evan Fournier in New York, the challenge of a lifetime


STORY - After the silver medal at the Tokyo Games, the French full-back made his dream come true by joining the Knicks.

Good things come to those who wait for.

It would be fun to play for the Knicks,

” said Evan Fournier in March 2020. At the time, the 28-year-old French international back was still under contract in Orlando and the New York franchise was swimming in the doldrums, without prospect, with an owner, James Dolan, who concentrated all the criticism.


is not the time,

” Fournier added, even though New York is his “

favorite city in the United States

” and Madison Square Garden, his “

favorite venue.


A year and a half later, the planets are aligned.

Free at the end of his freelance of a few months in Boston, the Parisian signed a contract of 78 million dollars over four seasons in favor of the Knicks in the middle of an Olympic campaign which saw the Blues rise to the final in Tokyo. .

The two parties had already flirted in recent months, so that the person concerned was "

not surprised

" to see a knock on his door.

I was very happy,

” he confides in

Le Figaro.

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Source: lefigaro

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