I touched a place I shouldn’t have touched. LeBron James is down.
The first round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies. The spotlight of this series is the showdown between Lebron and Brooks.
There is a lot of difference in weight class. Lebron is the best player in the NBA in his 20th year of debut. He has only won the Finals and MVP four times.
Brooks is the best lockdown defender in the league. Attacks are marked with question marks. His ups and downs are too severe and his field goal success rate is low. He has both explosive power and danger.
After the second game, Brooks started an interview saying, “LeBron is too old now.” Brooks usually talks a lot of provocative things about his opponent. In a way, it was a move by Brooks to gain momentum.
Game 3 between Memphis and Lakers on the 23rd (Korean time). Contrary to expectations, the match ended happily.
The Lakers broke the game 35-9 in the first quarter. It was the largest point difference in a first quarter in NBA playoff history. Lebron played an active part with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, with a field goal success rate of 50%.
Brooks scored only 7 points. He threw 13 field shots and missed 10.
Above all, at 17 seconds in the third quarter, he tried to intercept Lebron’s ball and hit the groin. The referee watched the video again and issued a flagrant 2 foul and ordered an immediate ejection.
After the game, Lebron said, “I have nothing to say about Brooks. I came home today (23rd) and tried to have fun, and it worked out as I planned. I played a good game and won. I want to do the same for the 4th game.” 스포츠토토
In the US, there is even a possibility of further disciplinary action against Brooks. LeBron said, “I’m not an NBA executive. Whether or not Brooks plays in Game 4, we will prepare for Game 4 with the same mindset.”