Shaq jabs Dillon Brooks after historic sport by LeBron James: ’20 and 20 is 40′

Memphis Grizzlies ahead Dillon Brooks has opened himself to criticism from the media after calling LeBron James “previous” following a Game 2 win. 

After exchanging phrases with the Los Angeles Lakers star final week, Brooks was dismissive of James’ greatness.

Dillon Brooks during Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs

Dillon Brooks, #24 of the Memphis Grizzlies, appears to be like on throughout Round One Game Four of the 2023 NBA Playoffs towards the Los Angeles Lakers on April 24, 2023 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE by way of Getty Images)

“I don’t care. He’s previous. I used to be ready for that,” Brooks stated after Game 2 when requested in regards to the alternate. “I used to be anticipating him to do this in sport 4, sport 5. He wished to say one thing once I received my fourth foul. He ought to have stated that earlier on. 


“I poke bears. I don’t respect nobody till they arrive and provides me 40 [points].” 

On Monday night time, the Lakers put the Grizzlies inside one sport of being eradicated from the playoffs, getting the primary 20-point and 20-rebound sport of James’ profession. 

Shaq in Australia

Shaquille O’Neal is interviewed through the PointsBet Built Differently Media Event at Cargo Hall on Aug. 28, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Brett Hemmings/Getty Images for TLA)

Shaquille O’Neal made certain Brooks heard about it. 

“LeBron had 20-20,” O’Neal stated after the sport on “Inside the NBA.” 

“Dillon Brooks stated he would not respect anyone till they get 40,” he continued. “20 & 20 is 40.” 

Brooks was unavailable to remark on the sport, declining to talk to the media for the second consecutive sport after a 117-111 additional time loss.  

The Grizzlies are prone to turning into the primary two-seed to lose to a seven-seed because the 2010 San Antonio Spurs

Dillon Brooks waits to check in

Dillon Brooks, #24 of the Memphis Grizzlies, appears to be like on throughout Round 1 Game 4 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2023 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles. (Adam Pantozzi/NBAE by way of Getty Images)

James completed the night time with 22 factors and 20 rebounds, turning into the oldest participant to report a 20-20 stat line since Wilt Chamberlain in 1973, who achieved the feat at 36 years previous.

“I’ve completed some fairly cool issues in my profession,” James stated, in response to ESPN. “I’ve by no means had 20 and 20 earlier than. So, that is fairly cool, I assume.”

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