NBA Fans React To Dillon Brooks Getting Suspended A Single Game For Dirty Foul On Gary Payton II

Dillon Brooks Suspended A Game For Gary Payton II Foul—Fans React

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  • Dillon Brooks was suspended one game for the flagrant foul that resulted in Gary Payton II breaking his elbow
  • Many fans are not happy with what they viewed as a lenient punishment, while others think the league went too far
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The second-round playoff series between the Warriors and the Grizzlies got off to a fairly chipper start courtesy of the controversial foul call that resulted in Draymond Green getting ejected halfway through Game 1. However, it had nothing on what unfolded when the two teams faced off in Memphis on Tuesday.

Green was forced to head to the locker room less than four minutes into the contest after taking Xavier Tillman’s elbow to the face (and sent Grizzlies fans a firm message in the process), which occurred shortly after Dillon Brooks was sent to the Grizzlies locker room for the remainder of the game for the flagrant foul he committed while Gary Payton II was driving to the hoop.

The play not only sidelined Payton for the remainder of the game but will likely keep him off the court for at least three weeks thanks to the broken elbow he suffered as a result of the play Steve Kerr described as “dirty” when he tore into Brooks following the game.

There was little doubt the NBA would hand out some additional disciplinary action following the contest, and on Thursday, the league did exactly that when it announced Brooks will serve a one-game suspension that will prevent him from playing in Game 3 on Saturday.

Now, you could argue Brooks is essentially serving a two-game suspension based on how early into the contest the play he was ejected for occurred. However, when you consider Payton will likely be out of commission until June, plenty of people were hoping the league would send a message by hitting the Memphis shooting guard with a lengthy mandatory hiatus.

As a result, many fans were not shy about voicing their displeasure.

For what it’s worth, plenty of Grizzlies fans also came to his defense (including some who believe he didn’t deserve to be suspended at all) while throwing more shade at Green.

Something tells me tensions might be a bit high this weekend.