LeBron James Responds To Comments Made By Dillon Brooks

LeBron James gives his thoughts on recent comments made by Dillon Brooks.

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Memphis Grizzlies v Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers punched their ticket to the NBA Playoffs on Tuesday night. The Lakers defeated a hungry Minnesota Timberwolves team to earn the seventh seed. Now the Lakers will face a young and talented Memphis Grizzlies team that owns the two seed. Earlier this week, Grizzlies star Dillon Brooks commented on the potential of his team playing the Lakers. Brooks didn't hold back his thoughts. That it would be great to be the team to eliminate LeBron and the Lakers.

LeBron was made aware of those comments after Tuesday's play-in tournament victory. James' response was short and to the point. “Dillon Brooks…you can’t disrespect him because he makes shots.” Brooks isn't well known for his shooting performances. So one may be able to add the math here, LeBron is already looking forward to the matchup with the Grizzlies. Memphis has had a memorable season. Including events that transpired off the court. But now the focus will be on taking down the Lakers.

LeBron James' Subtle Shot At Dillon Brooks

Brooks is shooting 39% from the field this season. While also averaging 32% from three and just 71% from the free throw line. Maybe this is just James' way of trying to bait the Grizzlies forward into shooting more. Whatever the case may be, the Lakers will be in an uphill battle for the entire series. The Grizzlies are younger and looking to prove they belong as one of the best teams in the league. However, both teams will be dealing with injuries ahead of their round-one matchup.

LeBron James has been down this road before. He has faced tough opponents in every journey toward his four NBA championships. But it feels like the deck is stacked against the future NBA Hall-of-Famer. Although that hasn't stopped a few people from believing in a deep Lakers playoff run. Does LeBron have a real chance at claiming his fifth championship? Or will the Grizzlies be the death of "The King's" 2023 season? Give us your thoughts on the matchup in the comment section. For the latest news involving the NBA Playoffs, keep it right here at HNHH.

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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.