r1166222 608x342 16 9 - Replay Madness

LeBron James is still reveling in the Los Angeles Lakers125-85 Game 6 thrashing in the NBA playoffs that ended the Memphis Grizzlies season on Friday.

The Lakers won the series 4-2 to become the sixth No. 7 seed to upset their opponent in the opening round. The 2010 San Antonio Spurs were the last to do so.

The series became testy when one Grizzlies’ player had a lot to say after their Game 2 victory.

“I don’t care — he’s old. You know what I mean?,” 27-year old Dillon Brooks said of the 38-year-old James. “I was waiting for that. I was expecting him to do that Game 4, Game 5. He wanted to say something when I got my fourth foul. He should have been saying that earlier on. But I poke bears.

“I don’t respect anyone until they come and give me 40.”

And LeBron took that personally.

In Game 4, James dropped 22 points and grabbed 20 boards in the first 20-20 line of his career. In true King James fashion, he didn’t stop there because the margin of victory in the series closer was exactly 40 points.

On Saturday, he quoted a Mystikal freestyle to summarize the opening-round matchup.

He also tweeted out some lyrics from Jay-Z’s 2006 song “Trouble.”

Although he didn’t mention Brooks directly, it seems that James has a rather fitting post-victory playlist.

According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Brooks left the locker room before the media entered after Game 6.

Source link

NBA playoffs 2023 – LeBron James trolls Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies