‘Don’t Be Stupid’:..Jalen Brunson takes no solace in refs…

‘Don’t Be Stupid’:..Jalen Brunson takes no solace in refs…

Jalen Brunson takes no solace in refs admitting mistake on foul that cost Knicks

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jalen Brunson took no satisfaction in the NBA acknowledging that referee Jacyn Goble flubbed the final call of Monday’s loss in Houston.

“They can keep it to themselves,” the Knicks point guard said after Wednesday’s 118-100 loss to the Magic.

There’s a small chance the Knicks can force a real retraction, and they’re trying with a formal protest filed to the league office. Nevertheless, it’s very unlikely the appeal is successful since it was a human error and there’s only been one granted protest since 1982.

“For the next Olympic Games there would not be the time to complete the procedures to provide him with an Italian passport,” Francesco D’Aniello wrote.

D’Aniello confirmed DiVincenzo “had a long conversation” years ago about joining the team, but nothing recently.

DiVincenzo, born in America with family members native to Italy, told The Post that he was in the process of securing the paperwork and hoping to compete in the Olympics.

“Ideally, I would love to,” DiVincenzo said. “Logistically and how everything plays out, I don’t know if it’s possible. But if everything works out perfectly, I would love to.”

Teams are allowed one naturalized player and Italy was intent on securing Orlando big man Paolo Banchero ahead of the World Cup last summer. Nevertheless, Banchero backed off a verbal commitment and played for Team USA.

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