Dillon Brooks' Hilarious Attempt To 'Lock Up' LeBron James Goes Viral In Lakers vs. Rockets Showdown

Photo: Instagram/Dillon Brooks

In a highly anticipated faceoff between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets, the spotlight unexpectedly shifted to a comical moment involving Dillon Brooks and LeBron James

This isn't the first time these two have shared some banter, as Brooks previously labeled LeBron as "old" and challenged him to drop 40 points to earn respect

Last year, the Memphis Grizzlies, Brooks' former team, clashed with the Lakers in the postseason, resulting in a six-game series that saw LeBron's squad emerging victorious.

Photo: Instagram/Dillon Brooks

This season, with Brooks donning the Rockets jersey, the trash talk persisted. Leading up to Wednesday night's clash, Brooks boldly declared his readiness to "lock up" LeBron. 

However, the game took an unexpected turn when Brooks seemingly took this statement quite literally. In a captured moment by Kelly Iko of The Athletic, Brooks is seen hilariously attempting to 'lock up' LeBron, even when the game was at a standstill.

The video of this lighthearted encounter is rapidly gaining traction on social media, marking the latest chapter in the ongoing Brooks vs. LeBron saga. As the online community revels in the humor of the situation, Brooks finds himself with the upper hand, as his Rockets dominate LeBron's shorthanded Lakers early in the game.

Basketball enthusiasts and casual fans alike are eagerly sharing and commenting on this unexpected twist in the ongoing rivalry, proving once again that the NBA is not only about skill and competition but also about moments that capture the lighter side of the game.

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Source: Sports Illustrated

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