Jalen Brunson spotted at Eagles practice with ‘Big Dom’ DiSandro

It was the crossover nobody saw coming. 

Knicks star Jalen Brunson was spotted at Eagles practice on Wednesday with Philadelphia’s now-famous head of security Dom DiSandro, better known as “Big Dom.” 

Brunson, a Villanova alumnus and Eagles fan, was at NovaCare Complex along with St. Joseph’s point guard Lynn Greer III and taking in some of the action of the Eagles’ minicamp and schmoozing with someone of the team’s execs. 

In one video posted by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Brunson was spotted walking across one of the practice fields alongside Greer and DiSandro, who made headlines last NFL season for his December scuffle with the 49ers’ Dre Greenlaw. 

Brunson was wearing a Wawa hat in the video.

New York Knicks’ Jalen Brunson (11) gestures to fans after making a 3-point shot during the second half of Game 5 in an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. AP

In a photo from minicamp, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia captured the trio of DiSandro, Brunson and Greer walking along the sideline while action was taking place on the field behind them. 

Other images on social media showed Brunson and Greer standing and chatting with Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni, who threw shade at the Giants fans earlier this week over Philadelphia’s acquisition of Saquon Barkley. 

In another photo, general manager Howie Roseman was seen greeting Brunson and Greer.

Chief Security Officer Dom DiSandro of the Philadelphia Eagles walks onto the field prior to an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa. Getty Images

Brunson has an interesting relationship with Philadelphia, not just because of his Villanova connection, but because of the Knicks’ gritty series with the 76ers this postseason. 

The Knicks star played a big role in the series victory over the Sixers, averaging 35.5 points per game while shooting 42.9 percent from the field. 

Brunson had three consecutive games in that series where he scored at least 40 points, including a 47-point effort in the Knicks’ 97-92 Game 4 win. 

San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Dre Greenlaw (57) strikes Philadelphia Eagles Chief Security Officer Dom DiSandro in the second half during the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles on December 03, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Knicks bowed out of the playoffs in seven games against the Pacers in the Eastern Conference second round. 

The Knicks were pretty beat up by the end of the series, but Brunson didn’t like the fact that some were giving the Knicks a pass because of the injuries. 

“I mean, yeah, we don’t have a full team, but, I don’t want to use that,” he said on the “Roommates Show” podcast. “I don’t want the narrative being, ‘Oh, they’re hurt so let’s give them a pass.’ Like, no. We had chances to win that series and didn’t.

“We had a chance to go up 3-0 and we didn’t.”

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