Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks has opened up to media criticism after calling Lebron James «old» after a Game 2 victory.
After exchanging words with the los angeles lakers star last week, Brooks scorned the greatness of James.
«I don’t care. He’s old. I was looking forward to that,» Brooks said after Game 2 when asked about the trade. «I expected him to do that in game four, in game five. I wanted to say something when I got my fourth foul. I should have said it sooner.»
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«I poke bears. I do not respect anyone until they come and give me 40 [points].»
On Monday night, the Lakers put the Grizzlies within one game of being eliminated from the playoffsgetting the first game of 20 points and 20 rebounds of James’ career.
Shaquille O’Neal made sure Brooks found out.
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«LeBron was 20-20,» O’Neal said after the game on «Inside the NBA.»
«Dillon Brooks said he doesn’t respect anyone until he’s 40,» he continued. «20 and 20 are 40.»
brooks was not available to comment in the game, refusing to speak to the media for the second straight game after a 117-111 overtime loss.
The Grizzlies are at risk of becoming the first two-seed to lose to a seven-seed since 2010. Saint Anthony Spurs.
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James finished the night with 22 points and 20 rebounds, becoming the oldest player to post a 20-20 stat line since Wilt Chamberlain in 1973, who accomplished the feat at age 36.
«I’ve done some great things in my career,» James said, according to ESPN. «I’ve never been 20 and 20 before. So, that’s cool, I guess.»