Dejounte Murray, Paolo Banchero step up rivalry after summer of pro play


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Atlanta Hawks star Dejounte Murray and Orlando Magic rookie Paolo Banchero are frustrated with each other after their Am Summer League game over the weekend.

A video posted on social media showed Murray faking a banchero in a back-to-back match and then dunking the ball off the backboard. In a brilliant display of basketball, Murray got into Banchero’s face after the slam.

After the game, Banchero wondered on Instagram why Murray was making things “personal”.

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Dejounte Murray of the Atlanta Hawks speaks to the media during the introductory draft press conference at State Farm Arena on July 1, 2022 in Atlanta.

Dejounte Murray of the Atlanta Hawks speaks to the media during the introductory draft press conference at State Farm Arena on July 1, 2022 in Atlanta.
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“Lol unfollowing me must be all personal huh? Make sure you’re on guard next time and stop sending doubles family,” he wrote.

Murray responded.

“When you were a kid asking for a rebound for @paolo5 when I was rooting for you you tried to bend that #1 pick on me @paolo5. Don’t say anything on this internet… you’ve changed from a humble kid. Always and I stand by a real boy and you know it!!!!! !!!

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Dejounte Murray poses for a portrait after the introductory draft press conference at State Farm Arena on July 1, 2022 in Atlanta.

Dejounte Murray poses for a portrait after the introductory draft press conference at State Farm Arena on July 1, 2022 in Atlanta.
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“Stay humble. This life you’re in right now is real and it’s no joke!!! I still want to see you win that’s me!!!”

Banchero posted again on his Instagram Stories: “Same humble kid always don’t change the narrative for you bro internet. Shoutout (Isaiah Thomas) tho for a great event.”

The Hawks acquired Murray from the Hawks in the offseason and with Banchero on the Magic, the two teams will play each other several times throughout the upcoming season.

Paolo Banchero #5 of the Orlando Magic poses during the 2022 NBA Rookie Portraits at UNLV on July 15, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Paolo Banchero #5 of the Orlando Magic poses during the 2022 NBA Rookie Portraits at UNLV on July 15, 2022 in Las Vegas.
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Orlando drafted Banchero earlier this year with the NBA draft’s No. 1 made the choice.



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