Regardless of every part that occurred after Dillon Brooks trash talked LeBron James within the playoffs final season, he doesn’t remorse a factor.
“No, I nonetheless really feel the identical method,” Brooks advised FOX Sports activities forward of the Lakers and Rockets matchup on Sunday.
Of their final matchup earlier this month, the Rockets embarrassed the Lakers 128-94, a sport which many counted as a giant W for Brooks over LeBron.
When Brooks is guarding somebody like LeBron with a massively spectacular resume, he explains how he adapts the mentality that he can guard anybody.
“Yeah, that’s precisely how I really feel,” The Rockets ahead stated. “I wouldn’t be on this place if I wasn’t like that. Folks wouldn’t need me on their workforce if I wasn’t like that. It’s higher for me. It will get me going each single day to play one of the best of one of the best.”
Since all of the drama and trash speak from the Lakers-Grizzlies playoffs sequence, which included Brooks being traded to Houston, being fined and in the end getting schooled by LeBron, he has turn into the villain of the NBA.
Which begs the query, was the villain function one thing that Brooks was striving for all alongside?
“It was given to me,” Brooks stated. “However I embraced it. It strikes concern into folks. After I begin getting consecutive stops, they begin placing their head down and pouting. It’s only a mantra. Whoever seems into it on social media, they’re already dropping. I simply play together with it and maintain taking part in basketball.”
LeBron not too long ago took the excessive street and gave Brooks a praise, explaining how he’s “put within the work since he got here out of Oregon” and was deserving of the contract he bought with the Rockets.
However the two undoubtedly aren’t buddies.
“No, I don’t speak to him,” Brooks stated of James. “I don’t speak to anyone, aside from my folks.”