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Dillon Brooks - Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Four

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Dillon Brooks learned that poking the bear isn’t smart after LeBron James pulled the Lakers to a 3-1 lead over Memphis in the NBA playoffs.

Some lessons have to be learned the hard way and for Dillon Brooks, it’s happening just like everyone knew it would in real time. After the Memphis Grizzlies won a single game against the Lakers. Brooks shaded LeBron during his post-game interview.

“I don’t care — he’s old. You know what I mean?” Brooks said of the 38-year-old. “I was waiting for that. I was expecting him to do that Game 4, Game 5. He wanted to say something when I got my fourth foul. He should have been saying that earlier on. But I poke bears. I don’t respect no one until they come and give me 40.”

Brooks’s comments came after a brief flare-up with James during game 2 and many speculated that Brooks’ “old” comment would come back to haunt him and be the nail in the coffin for Memphis.

Last night in overtime, the Lakers went up 3-1 against Memphis with an elite play from LeBron over Dillon Brooks. Since Brook’s comments, James put up 25 points in Game 3 and in Game 4 he had a historic 22 points and 20 rebounds.

Clearly walking with his tail tucked between his legs, Brooks skipped his media availability yet again on Monday.

After Brook’s actions and despite Ja Morant’s claim that the team is “fine in the west”, Memphis is one game away from being eliminated.


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