And is it that bad for Memphis?
Last night, your Los Angeles Lakers dominated the Memphis Grizzlies with an impressive first quarter to win Game 3 in a 111-101 victory over the rival Memphis Grizzlies.
As seen in this best-of-seven game, Dylan Brooks’ anger overshadowed the entire game. This time it landed on Los Angeles All-Star LeBron James. For his efforts, the Grizzlies’ starting small forward was immediately assessed 2 technical fouls and ejected early in the second half.
Now Mark Medina of The Sporting News and Joe Varden of The Athletic wonder if Brooks faces further disciplinary action for cheating, specifically a one-game suspension.
After the game, the stars of both teams answered the question.
“I don’t know. I’m not on the committee,” James said of Brooks’ suspension, Medina. Well or not, we need to be ready for all the challenges that come on Monday.
Memphis All-Star guard Ja Morant was upset that Brooks was ejected from the first game, suggesting the punishment was inadvertently too harsh. So it is clear that any ban will go too far.
“Knowing how the NBA front office handled Dillon, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was (hanged),” Varden said. “I heard he was sent off for a car in the last game. If you watch the game, you’ll see he gets the ball off the roof: ‘Bron goes after it.’
“Obviously, he’s in a tough spot for a guy,” Morant continued. “So, strike-1, good. But except? I don’t agree with that at all.”
I agree that the strike seems exaggerated, although unlike Maran, I believe it was intentional. Brooks hoped he wouldn’t get caught, but when he did, it felt right to be fired.
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