I captured the image that caused this controversy. Should I have put my image of Jalen Brunson's gesture during Friday's semifinal game on social media? probably not. It was a judgment call between myself and our sports editor who wanted it online. The caption was questionable. Was he directing his gesture to fans or reacting simply to the call? Intentional or just a reactionary gesture in the heat of the moment. I admit that I didn't have the answers at the time, nor did I analyze the situation frame by frame. If I had the choice to decide again, I would not edited the image for the web because I don't have the answers to those questions. My intent was never make an opinion or judgement on the player and the gesture he did during the game, and am sorry for any harm the photo may have caused to him and his family. You're right Scott, sometimes you just don't realize the impact a single image can bring and the message it carries. Thanks for the analysis on this incident that overshadowed such a brilliant game that night by Jalen Brunson.Brunson said via Twitter, "I apologize for the image that was captured in last nights game but I do not apologize for the action because I didn't do what was portrayed."
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