Memphis Grizzlies legend Tony Allen teases Dillon Brooks

‣ Dillon Brooks claims that Memphis misses him and compares himself to a missed ex-girlfriend.
‣ The Houston Rockets, with Brooks, have a better win percentage than the struggling Memphis Grizzlies.
‣ Former Grizzlies player, Tony Allen, responds to Brooks’ comments, stating that Memphis isn’t missing anything without him.


It’s no secret that Dillon Brooks and the Memphis Grizzlies had an ugly divorce. However, even though Brooks is now with a new team (the Houston Rockets) and Memphis now has a new defensive pitbull (Marcus Smart), it seems as though there is still some animosity between the two parties.

After finishing 22-60 (win percentage of 26.8%), the Rockets are off to a refreshing 7-6 (53.8%). And a big part of their success has been the contributions provided by Brooks. On the season, Brooks is averaging 13.8 PPG and 1.2 SPG on 45.3% 3-point shooting. Meanwhile, after finishing 51-31 (62.2%) with the second-best record in the West, the Grizzlies have stumbled out of the gates with a 3-11 record (21.4%).

Instead of silently enjoying his new team’s success and his old team’s demise, Brooks decided to throw a couple of jabs at his former employer. In an interview, Brooks stated that he was “[L]ike the girlfriend that you used to have. You don’t know how good she is until she’s gone.”

Before Brooks, Memphis had a different All-League caliber perimeter defender: Tony Allen. Allen spent his best years (2010 to 2017) in Memphis back in the “Grit and Grind” era. And Allen loves his Grizzlies, so you better believe he wasn’t going to let Brooks throw shade at his organization. Allen decided to counter Brooks’ comments during his appearance on the Chris Vernon Show. “You the same chick,” Allen said. “I just saw what LeBron [James] just did to him too. He gave him 37, 9, and 8. He’s still over there getting his ass busted. We ain’t miss nothing.”

Will Brooks have something in his bag for Allen? I guess we will have to wait and see.

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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