Grizzlies' Dillon Brooks And Lakers' LeBron James Exchange Words In Game 2 Showdown

Photo: Instagram/Dillon Brooks

In Wednesday's Game 2, Dillon Brooks of the Memphis Grizzlies got into a verbal exchange with Los Angeles Lakers' superstar LeBron James during the third quarter.

Brooks, who is known for being a tough defender and agitator, revealed that James had called him "dumb" for picking up his fourth foul, but Brooks didn't back down and engaged in trash talk with the NBA's all-time leading scorer.

Brooks stated that he doesn't respect anyone until they give him 40 points and that he pokes bears, indicating he is not intimidated by James' reputation.

Photo: Instagram/Dillon Brooks and Lebron James have a heated exchange during the game 2 of the Memphis Grizzlies and LA Lakers Playoff series.

Brooks, who was limited to 23 minutes due to foul trouble, felt that James initiating trash talk showed signs of frustration. He hopes to engage in more conversations with James in Game 3 and as the series progresses.

Brooks acknowledged that James is a legend but stated that he considers him just another basketball player when competing against him.

Brooks also noted that James is past his prime and that wear and tear could work in his favor over the course of the series.

Despite James' significant size advantage, Brooks believes he can wear him down by giving him little bumps here and there to get him tired.

He also emphasized the importance of avoiding fouling the Lakers' role players and using those fouls strategically against James and Anthony Davis.

In the past, James has won ten out of thirteen games when he has faced Brooks, averaging 25.2 points on 52.2% shooting in eleven regular-season games.

However, in the current series, James has gone 7-of-14 from the floor with Brooks as his primary defender.

Although James scored 28 points in Game 2, the Grizzlies managed to tie the series with a 103-93 victory.

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Source: ESPN

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