Twitter Reaction: Dillon Brooks calls out LeBron James, draws endless ridicule on social media
Have you ever known Dillon Brooks shy away from controversy?
In fact, have you ever known Dillon Brooks to not actively seek the controversy, throwing out asinine statements and being — for lack of a better word — borderline obnoxious at points?
That was the Dillon Brooks that we saw again on Wednesday night, as the former Oregon Duck star once again found himself drawing ire from the large majority of social media users after his comments directed toward LeBron James.
Brooks and the Memphis Grizzlies beat LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers in the second game of the first-round NBA playoff series, and Brooks was feeling brash and confident in the minutes after. Whether it was calling James, arguably the greatest player in NBA history, ‘old’ or saying that he wishes he could have played LBJ in his prime because it would have been a harder challenge, Brooks put on a master class in terms of being a heel.
As you would expect, the comments did not go over particularly well in the NBA Twitter world. Here are some of the best reactions.
Bringing Out the Fire in LeBron
LeBron Led All Scorers with 28 Points…
Shooters Keep Shooting
dillon brooks makes his first three of the night halfway through the 4th after shooting 3/11 from the field and stares down lebron james😭😭😭 this man truly does not care pic.twitter.com/5aCqRkMKA2
— Molly Morrison (@mollyhannahm) April 20, 2023
ANYTHING IS POSSIBLEEEEEEEE
That’s A Lot of 40-pieces
list of people who dillon brooks respects (in chronological order):
lamarcus aldridge (x2), lou wiliams, kemba, cj mccollum, pg13, james harden (x3), devin booker (x2), jaylen brown, caris levert, andrew wiggins, ant edwards, steph curry (x2), kyrie, dame https://t.co/Ga10CQgd8x
— damon allred (@iamdamonallred) April 20, 2023
I Could See That
Godzilla could stub his toe and Dillon Brooks would still be there to clap in his ear.
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) April 20, 2023
There’s the Respect
Dillon Brooks on LeBron James: “Of course I respect him. He’s a legend, but when he’s out on the floor, he’s just another basketball player to me”
— Parker Fleming (@PAKA_FLOCKA) April 20, 2023
We’ve Seen This Before
Skip Has a Point..
Dillon Brooks is mostly talk. If only he could shoot with his mouth.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 20, 2023
It’s a Talent
Dillon Brooks is special. I can’t remember the last player I saw who can piss EVERYBODY off.
— 500 🏎 (@Kameron_Hay) April 20, 2023
You Know It’s Coming
How Long Do We Defend Him For?
If Dillon Brooks was not a former Duck…
— Zachary Neel (@zacharycneel) April 20, 2023
Love Him if He’s On Your Team
Can’t Wait for Game 3
Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire
Source: Yahoo Sports