Adding a new chapter to his ongoing personal beef,LeBron James played another intense game against the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Moreover, James, the four-time MVP was a winner and he managed to lead his team to victory by posting 37 points with 14 points during the halftime break.
This animosity reached its peak in the third quarter when LeBron James received a technical foul after some pushing by Dillon Brooks who had been fouled out previously. Their hatred for each other flamed up in this angry exchange. As the quarter ended, James made a short runner with Brooks trying to block the shot.
As a show of their dominance, LeBron James and the Lakers bench gave Brooks a “too small” gesture. These motions brought a theatrical touch to the game and it became an unspoken statement that you cannot match the opponent physically. This created some tension between the two competitors but this is always good for the fans in the NBA since they usually love watching such acts.
The lively conversation made the game interesting and more competitive. The so-called “too small” gesture is one of the famous tricks when it comes to insulting your opponent on the pitch. It resulted in many stories about an ongoing war between LeBron James and Dillon Brooks.
LeBron James prevails in ongoing rivalry with Dillon Brooks
In last year’s playoff, Brooks while playing for the Memphis Grizzlies became the first center to make this rivalry real. After Game 1 in Memphis over the Lakers earlier this month, he lampooned the 19-time All-Star.
Despite his failure to score 40 points against Brooks, James registered an average of 22.4 points and 11.2 rebounds per game and still led the Lakers to victory over Seattle in six games to claim the title. James appears to have triumphed in their last encounter, and as far as the rivalry is concerned, there are no signs of it waning yet.
Syed Talib Haider is an Editor at FirstSportz and has been in the Sports and Media industry since 2020. A budding sports journalist, Talib has authored over 1000 articles and edited more than 1500 articles so far.
"Football is an emotion, and writing is a passion," growing up, this is what led him towards sports journalism.
He loves to write and talk about Tennis, F1, Cricket, MMA, and NBA. Additionally, he loves to play Football. Although Talib is primarily a Football enthusiast - having been a Liverpool fan for over a decade now - he does follow other sports as well.
If not found working, you will most likely find him reading a novel, watching Liverpool play, or playing Football.
FirstSportz is the First Stop for all sports fanatics. Starting in 2019, we initially covered Olympic Sports, but in 2021 we added every other sport which you might be looking for, like NFL, Golf, MLB, WWE Cricket, Football, Tennis, Esports, NBA, MMA and more.