NY Knicks — Evan Fournier: “I didn’t want to take Carmelo’s jersey”

NY Knicks, Evan Fournier (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)
NY Knicks, Evan Fournier (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images) /

The NY Knicks’ big free agent signing Evan Fournier is getting used to life in NYC.

After being introduced as a New York Knick for the first time in a press conference with Kemba Walker earlier in the week, Fournier immediately began to interact with fans on social media. One of the first things he did was ask fans which Knicks podcasts he should call in as a guest for, and of course, he ended up doing an interview for none other than KnicksFanTV.

NY Knicks: Evan Fournier didn’t want to take Carmelo Anthony’s jersey number

KnicksFanTV, hosted by CP The Fanchise has been one of the team’s top internet fan shows for a while and it was great to see Fournier as a guest within a week of hoisting his NY Knicks #13 jersey for the first time.

Fournier went on to say the reasoning behind choosing number 13 but he also detailed some other numbers that he was interested in, including #7.

Fournier said:

"“Number 7 because that’s the day my son was born… but you know, I didn’t want to take Melo’s jersey…respect, respect.”"

He also rattled off a few other potential numbers: 94 (Which he wore in Boston) was to rep the district of where he was from in Paris and the number 15 because that was his wife’s number when she played basketball.

Evan Fournier landed on the number 13 because it was the number he had when he first turned pro and the “stigma” the number has always had around it.

It’s cool to see players respecting Carmelo Anthony’s legacy and what he meant for the Knicks franchise. It’s also cool to see just how much Fournier is embracing being New York and being a part of the Knicks family.

In the full interview with KnicksFanTV, Fournier goes into much more detail about signing with New York and what he’s excited about for the future.

The Fournier/Walker press conference had fans excited to see the new signings finally field questions as members of the New York Knicks. Soon enough, we’ll get to see them practicing with the rest of the team.

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