Dillon Brooks Confident in Facing LeBron James
In a highly anticipated match between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, Dillon Brooks is ready to take on the challenge of guarding LeBron James. Despite referring to James as “old” in the previous playoff tie between the Grizzlies and the Lakers, Brooks remains unwavering in his determination to stop the basketball superstar.
Ready to Block
Brooks expresses his readiness to defend against James, acknowledging his opponent’s impressive shooting and overall performance. “I will always be in front of him to tire him out, to make the last quarter come soon for him,” Brooks confidently states in an interview with the Houston Chronicle.
Embracing the Media
Having recently signed a lucrative four-year, $80 million contract with the Rockets, Brooks acknowledges his appreciation for using the media to express himself. However, he also shares his personal aversion to it, stating, “I feel like he (LeBron) controls the media. I don’t really like it. If I didn’t have to talk to you, I wouldn’t do it. I simply dedicate myself to playing basketball.”
A Strategic Approach
Brooks reveals his game plan against James, emphasizing his intention to physically challenge him whenever he positions himself on the post. He asserts, “Every time he’s planted on the post, I ‘hit’ him. And I’ll do just the same when he runs back. If he’s defending me, I want to attack him.” Brooks aims to execute this strategy throughout the game, focusing on securing a victory and maintaining the team’s winning streak.
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