With the Memphis Grizzlies facing a 3-1 deficit against the los angeles lakers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, Dillon Brooks has stopped talking.
The defensive-minded striker refused to speak to the media for the second game in a row as the Grizzlies face removal following a 117-111 overtime loss in Game 4.
«I’m out,» Brooks told reporters after the game, according to ESPN.
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Brooks has made headlines for all the wrong reasons against the Lakers, calling old lebron james after Game 2, and earned an ejection in Game 3 for hitting James in the groin.
On Sunday, Brooks lamented the way the media portrayed him, saying it played a factor in his ejection from Game 3.
«The media makes me a villain, the fans make me a villain, and that creates a whole different personality in me,» Brooks said via ESPN. «So now you think I intended to hit LeBron James in the ns. I’m playing basketball. I’m a basketball player. So if I intended, and that’s whatever it is in flagrant category 2, if you think I did that, that means you think I’m that kind of person.»
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On Monday, Brooks struggled from the field, scoring just 11 points and shooting 1-for-7 from 3-point range.
After saying that he «touches bears» in reference to James, the All-time leading scorer in the NBA he had the last laugh, recording his first game with 20 points and 20 rebounds.
«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.»
James became the oldest player to record a 20-20 line since Wilt Chamberlain in 1973, who accomplished the feat at age 36.
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«These are the moments that I love,» James said. «I love the postseason. I’ve been a part of a lot of games and I love being able to make plays and be with my teammates to give them experiences they may never have had before.»
The Lakers will have a chance to become the first seed out of seven to eliminate a seeded two since 2010 when memphis face On Wednesday.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report