"He biting off more than he can chew, but I like it"
"He biting off more than he can chew, but I like it"—Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies guard. He stirs the kettle.
Brooks challenged LeBron James on Wednesday night.On Wednesday, Brooks and the Grizzlies defeated James and the Lakers 103-93, tying the first-round playoff series
James and Brooks talked all night. Brooks said more about LeBron after the game.
“I don’t care, he’s old,” Brooks told Damichael Cole, Memphis Commercial Appeal. Poke bears. I respect no one until they give me 40 points.”
“I told him you can’t take me alone. "You haven't," he said. “See the movie. He doesn't take me alone until then.”
“When I’m on that floor, you’re just another player,” Brooks said. “I don’t care. You play basketball at 6-8, 270 pounds.
He noted that LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat version will be "harder."
Calling out LeBron James has historically been unwise. As good as Brooks and the Grizzlies appeared on Wednesday, they were far more important than the Lakers.
Los Angeles was playing with house money on Wednesday after taking home-court advantage in Game 1.
The Lakers will face more pressure in Game 3 on Friday in Los Angeles. James and company's response to a terrible Game 2 performance and criticism will be intriguing.