At the time of the Rockets’ victory against the Lakers on Monday night, the most important player for the Lakers, LeBron James, was not in the mood to discuss his “beef” with the forward for the Rockets, Dillon Brooks.
James, who finished the game with 23 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds, did not spend much time while responding to a reporter’s question about Brooks after the game. James’s response was quick and to the point. The query was directed toward Brooks as the subject.
“We were here earlier in the year, we asked you about [Dillon] Brooks and…” Jovan Buha, who works for The Athletic, was the one who posed the query. On the basis of their current record of 24-24, the Los Angeles Lakers are now ranked ninth in the Western Conference.
Despite the fact that they are now trailing by one game, the Rockets are currently in the lead for the final spot in the play-in round. Tonight, the Los Angeles Lakers, lead by LeBron James, will make their return to the hardwood court as they take on the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. The start time of the game is 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time, according to the schedule.
It was during the postseason series between the two clubs when James and Brooks first became competitive with one another.
James was referred to as “old” by the Canadian, who also asserted that he did not respect the four-time winner.
LeBron James was slapped in the groin by Dillon, which resulted in Dillon being dismissed from the NBA playoff series during Game 3.
Jarred Vanderbilt, a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, was dismissed from the game on Monday for pushing Brooks, which occurred when tensions between the two sides reached breaking point. During the fierce competition between James and Brooks for a rebound in the fourth quarter, it appeared like LeBron James was struck in the face by a stray arm.
Before engaging in a heated argument with the referees, the Lakers superstar proceeded to spend nearly one minute on the court.
In the aftermath of the incident, Brooks was called for a Flagrant 1 foul; however, he continued to play in the game, which the Rockets ultimately won 135-119.
Following the game, it seemed as though LeBron was in no desire to talk about Brooks or the foul that was committed. In the locker room, reporters sought to ask the 39-year-old player, but the Lakers star promptly interrupted them and prevented them from doing so.
“Next question,” James remarked as he cut off one of the reporters in the middle of their sentence.
Following their defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Lakers ended the NBA season with a record of 24-25.
In the Western Conference, they are now ranked ninth, and LeBron James, who is the oldest active player in the league, is working toward winning his fifth title.