Dillon Brooks Aims to Defeat Memphis to Show their Mistake in Releasing Him

‣ Dillon Brooks, the new star of the Rockets, played against his former team, the Grizzlies, for the third time this season and helped secure a 103-96 win for the Rockets.
‣ Brooks expressed his determination to never lose to Memphis in his career and suggested that the Grizzlies made a mistake by letting him go.
‣ Despite initial criticism, the Rockets’ decision to invest in Brooks seems to be paying off, as he has been averaging 13.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 0.9 steals per match.


Dillon Brooks, the new star of the Rockets, recently faced off against the Grizzlies. This was his third match against his former team this season. In a thrilling turn of events, he scored the winning three-pointer, leading the Rockets to a 103-96 victory.

Once the game was over, Brooks didn’t hold back his feelings. He made it clear that he felt his former team had made a mistake by letting him go. “I don’t wanna lose to Memphis ever in my career,” the 27-year-old declared. He was adamant that he wanted to win every time they played against Memphis, whether he scored 20 or zero points.

Two months into the season, the Houston squad has already triumphed over Memphis thrice. However, the latest match wasn’t a cakewalk. At one point, the Grizzlies had a 17-point lead in the first half.

Brooks had a stellar second half, scoring 24 points. He ended Friday’s game with 26 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal. Despite his current feelings, Brooks admitted that he would always cherish his years with Memphis. He expressed unhappiness over being used as a scapegoat for his antics on the NBA courts.

He didn’t mince words when he talked about his former team. “What I didn’t like about Memphis was they allowed that so they can get out of the woodwork, and then I’m the scapegoat of it all,” Dillon shared. He felt betrayed that his former teammates didn’t defend him when things went south.

After scoring the last-minute three-pointer that secured the Rockets’ victory, Brooks was blunt about why the Texan franchise signed him this offseason. “That’s why they paid me 4 for $80 million,” he said. Initially, fans mocked Houston for giving Brooks such a lucrative deal. However, his recent performances have shown why the team invested in him. So far, Brooks has been averaging 13.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 0.9 steals per match.

During the game, there seemed to be some tension between Brooks and his former teammate, Desmond Bane. They exchanged some heated words, play after play. Despite the trash talk, Bane revealed that they are good friends. “It’s me and Dillon,” Bane explained. “I think if the refs know it’s just competitive nature, nothing crazy was said.”

Brooks also shared his thoughts on the matter. He explained that their competitive nature often brings out the best in them. “I can’t dribble,” said the Rockets star. “That I was complicating and that I should have blown right by him. It’s just friendly competition, and that’s been my rook for a long time. I’m glad the way he’s growing.”

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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