LeBron James Discusses Dillon Brooks Beef: “It’s Literally Easy”

LeBron James says he didn’t set out to make a statement with last night’s win.

BYCole Blake
LeBron James Discusses Dillon Brooks Beef: “It’s Literally Easy”

LeBron James discussed his ongoing beef with Dillon Brooks after the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 on Saturday night. In doing so, he remarked that opponents trying to rattle him during a playoff series is nothing new. The remarks come ahead of Game 4 of the series which is scheduled for Sunday night.

Addressing reporters, James commented on a pregame conversation that he had with Brooks. “It wasn’t private because everybody caught it,” James said. “Everybody saw it. There wasn’t anything private about it. It was very, very public. I like it that way. [The Grizzlies] know what they have to do. I know what I have to do. This is not my first rodeo. I had this throughout my career with certain individuals. It’s easy. It’s literally easy.” From there, he checked himself before going further saying, "I don't want to start this."

LeBron James & Dillon Brooks

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 22: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with Dillon Brooks #24 of the Memphis Grizzlies before Game Three of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at Crypto.com Arena on April 22, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

“My resume and what I’ve done for this league speaks for itself,” James continued. “I don’t really get caught up with any comments like that. At the end of the day, my focus is to my teammates and us trying to figure out how to beat the Memphis Grizzlies.” As for what James said specifically, Brooks remarked, “He just told me his birthday.”

During Game 3, Brooks was ejected early in the third quarter for striking James in the groin. Refs handed him a flagrant 2 for the move. He exited the game with seven points on 3-of-13 shooting in 19 minutes. On the other hand, James dropped 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting before Brooks’ ejection. The Lakers now lead 2-1 in the series. If they win on Sunday night, their earliest chance to close out round one would be Game 5 on Wednesday in Memphis. Check out LeBron James latest comments on Dillon Brooks below.

LeBron James On Dillon Brooks' Behavior


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