The Memphis Grizzlies aim to tie the series up at 2-2 on Monday night after falling to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3.
All eyes were on LeBron James and Dillon Brooks though, as the Grizzlies forward took on the villain role with some trash talk leading up to that game.
He’s built quite the reputation due to his antics on the court and his trash talk during post-game pressers.
However, Dillon Brooks recently commented on the “villain” role he’s acquired. But it appears he thinks it’s a label the media and fans have placed on him.
Clutch Points shares the clip originally posted by James Burns.
"The media making me a villain, the fans making me a villain and then that just creates a whole different persona on me. So now you think I intended to hit LeBron James in the nuts."
— Dillon Brookspic.twitter.com/CZcd7WSYg4
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) April 24, 2023
Okay, but does Brooks realize he kind of brings this attention to himself? The guy has had numerous incidences on the court that have caused fans to dislike him outside of Memphis.
On top of that, talking trash about LeBron James and other greats hasn’t sat well with fans either.
For that reason, NBA fans let the Grizzlies forward have it.
Mumma always said, you made your bed, so now you got to sleep in it. This is all self inflicted
— Tobi Skovron (@TobiSkovron) April 24, 2023
Perfect use of this meme.
— Jeremy Allingham (@jerallingham) April 24, 2023
If the Grizzlies were up would Dillon Brooks be saying this?
Guy plays the victim card now that they are down in the series 😂 big energy shift from him
— Gol D. Roger (@Gunners4life08) April 24, 2023
This comment didn’t age well at all.
"He's old. I poke bears" – Dillon Brooks
— Wruce Bayne (@KingWames) April 24, 2023
Brooks does have a bit of a history.
what about what happened with @spidadmitchell ??? that is just one example. you and your team do it to yourselves
— Josh (@Shoes_Be_Rollin) April 24, 2023
Maybe his tone will change if the Grizzlies can tie up the series.
Dillon Brooks avoided suspension for his hit on LeBron James in Game 3. So it’ll be interesting to see how this next game plays out.
Make sure to tune in at 10 P.M. Eastern on TNT.