Despite Brooks’ provocation, LeBron is unmoved… Hachimura: “You’re a young player.”

 I try to stimulate it somehow, but it doesn’t shake.

Dylan Brooks (27, 201cm) 안전놀이터provoked LeBron James (39, 205cm) after the second game of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs on the 20th (hereafter Korean time). “It would have been nice if I had defended LeBron in his Miami Heat or Cleveland Cavaliers days. LeBron is too old now. I won’t respect him unless he scores 40 or more points against me,” he provoked.

The game was won by Brooks’ Memphis Grizzlies, but LeBron’s individual performance was good, with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists. It was the most goals scored by both teams.

On this day, Brooks came out as Lebron’s matchup defender. However, he received a lot of help from his teammates, such as the double team and triple team.

Brooks is rated as one of the best defenders in the league. Even so, he had a hard time stopping Lebron alone.

LeBron has faced Brooks 13 times so far and has an absolute advantage with 10 wins and 3 losses. Lebron has been through a lot of provocations and nerve wars in the 20 years since his pro debut. He told Brooks’ interview ahead of Game 3 on the 23rd that he didn’t care. “I’m ready. To be honest, I didn’t even know what Brooks was talking about until the reporters asked,” he said.

Unlike Brooks, LeBron respected the Memphis players. He emphasized, “Memphis is one of the best defensive teams in the league. We have to respect that. No matter who you match up with, if you’re in a Memphis uniform, you have to give your best and play offensively.”

Rather, LeBron’s teammate Rui Hachimura (25, 203cm) responded. “Brooks’ interview itself shows his immaturity. They’re a young team. They want to talk about anything. We don’t really care. We just try to win.”

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