Jaren Jackson Jr. On Dillon Brooks Trash-Talking LeBron James: “It Definitely Helped The Lakers Get Around Something”
Dillon Brooks is a competitive player in his own right, but one thing that he could never do is stay quiet while playing basketball. The 27-year old swingman tried to play mind games with LeBron James during their first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers, but it didn’t work out too well.
The Memphis Grizzlies caught wrath and saw their season end with Game 6 loss to LeBron and the Lakers. Brooks didn’t exactly back up his taunting as he only managed 10.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game on 31.2% shooting from the field.
Weeks removed from the Lakers-Grizzlies series that saw Brooks become the laughing stock of the NBA, defensive center Jaren Jackson Jr. now shared his thoughts on the series and answered whether Brooks’ comments towards LeBron backfired on them.
“It helped L.A. get around something and get some energy and get some life and they winning the game with some life, but he is old. He kicked our ass and he’s old. He dropped 20 and 20, he’s thinking about retiring. I mean, he’s been playing since ’03.” Jackson said. “He’s the greatest to play.”
Jaren Jackson Jr. was asked if he thought Dillon Brooks calling LeBron James “old” backfired in the Grizzlies-Lakers series.
“It helped L.A. get around something and get some energy… but he is old. He kicked our ass and he’s old.”
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) June 5, 2023