If you hadn’t heard of Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks before this season, you surely have by now as a result of his ongoing feud with Golden State Warriors troll Draymond Green.
As it turns out, though, Green isn’t the only player in the NBA that doesn’t seem to be crazy about Brooks, as Dallas Mavericks point guard and potential future cult leader Kyrie Irving clearly isn’t all that big of a fan of his, either.
Following the matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night, Brooks attempted a jersey swap with Irving. And while Brooks was quick to snag Kyrie’s jersey, Irving didn’t even bother taking — let alone acknowledging — Brooks’ game-worn gear.
Kyrie didn’t take Dillon’s jersey during the jersey swap lmaooo https://t.co/awfMtBQldB
— َ (@FeelLikeDrew) March 21, 2023
Following the game, Kyrie attempted to explain the apparent snub while speaking to the media:
“I saw that after the game. I’ll probably get it next time. Probably next time. Not this time. I was really onto the next thing, thought process-wise.”
Brooks — who had 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists in the game — ultimately got the last laugh, though, as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Mavericks by a score of 112-108, continuing their impressive run of form without star guard Ja Morant. Irving, without the services of fellow Mavs superstar Luka Doncic, led Dallas in scoring with 28 points.
Morant, who has been away from the team for multiple weeks after he flashed a gun on Instagram Live, is expected to return to action on Wednesday night when the Griz take on the Houston Rockets.
Currently, the Grizzlies are the #2 seed in the Western Conference, trailing the Denver Nuggets by 3.5 games. As for the Mavericks, who currently own a .500 record at 36-36, they are the Western Conference’s #7 seed, which puts them in line for a spot in the league’s play-in tournament.
The 2023 NBA Playoffs — which currently sees the Milwaukee Bucks as the favorite to win the title with bettings odds of about +300 — are set to kick off on Saturday, April 15. In addition to the Bucks, the Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns are two of the betting favorites to lift this season’s Larry O’Brien trophy.
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