Dillon Brooks Issues a Warning to LeBron James Prior to Lakers-Rockets Showdown

Photo: Instagram/Dillon Brooks

In anticipation of the highly anticipated matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Houston Rockets, Rockets' wing Dillon Brooks has issued a warning to Lakers' superstar LeBron James.

Brooks expressed his plan to defend James in an interview leading up to the game on Wednesday, November 8. Brooks confidently stated, "I'm ready to lock him up.

He's been shooting the ball well, playing well. So, I'm just there to make him tired, make him get into that fourth quarter early." It's evident that Brooks aims to put in the extra effort to make James work hard for his points, potentially tiring him out by the fourth quarter.

Photo: Instagram/Dillon Brooks

This isn't the first time Brooks has taken a shot at LeBron James. During last season's playoffs as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, Brooks didn't hold back, referring to James as "old" after Memphis won Game 2 of their first-round series. Brooks remarked, "I don't care he's old.

I was waiting for that. I was expecting him to do that in Game 4, Game 5. He wanted to say something when I got my fourth foul. He should've been saying that earlier on. I poke bears. I don't respect no one 'til they come and give me 40."

Ultimately, James and the Lakers prevailed over the Grizzlies, advancing to the Western Conference Finals. Despite not securing an NBA title, LeBron James showcased his enduring dominance.

In his 21st NBA season, James continues to perform at an elite level, averaging 25.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game while maintaining impressive shooting percentages. Wednesday's Lakers-Rockets matchup may not carry the same weight as a playoff game, but both James and the Lakers are determined to bounce back with a win after a recent loss to the Miami Heat.

Dillon Brooks, who joined the Rockets this offseason, has been a valuable addition to the team, posting solid statistics both offensively and defensively. Houston is hopeful that Brooks can evolve into one of the league's premier two-way players.

With the tip-off scheduled for 5 p.m. PST on Wednesday at the Toyota Center in Houston, NBA fans are eagerly awaiting this showdown between Brooks and James.

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Source: Lakers Daily

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