Meyers Leonard apologizes to Jimmer Fredette for trying to block his shot (video)

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Jimmer Fredette never gives up.

With his Knicks trailing the Trail Blazers by 21 in the final seconds, the former BYU star tried to spark a comeback with one of his trademark 3-pointers.

But Fredette’s will-do attitude was matched only by the never-quit grittiness of Meyers Leonard, who attempted to block Fredette’s shot.

Jimmer’s craftiness drew a foul, and he made two free throws to cut the final score to 104-85. You have to applaud him for having the toughness to play to the final whistle and trimming New York’s deficit. You could even call it a moral victory for the Knicks.

Afterward, Leonard showed his leadership by addressing the situation:

Not to be out done, Fredette showed his sportsmanship:

This is what makes the NBA great.