“Never seen a man so scared”: Dillon Brooks faces backlash for snubbing media after Lakers knock Grizzlies out of NBA playoff

In the fast-paced world of professional sports, athletes are expected to perform at their best, both on and off the court. And part of that includes facing the media, win or lose. But when Memphis Grizzlies star player Dillon Brooks refused to talk to reporters after his team was knocked out of the NBA playoffs by the Los Angeles Lakers, he faced a backlash from fans and critics alike.

Some accused him of being scared or weak, while others defended his right to choose whether or not to speak to the press.

The Lakers had done it again. They had secured a convincing victory over the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 6, knocking them out of the playoffs with a stunning 40-point beatdown. The Staples Center erupted in cheers as the players celebrated their hard-fought victory.

But amidst all the excitement and jubilation, there was one man who refused to talk to the media. Dillon Brooks, the Grizzlies’ star player, had exited the locker room before the reporters were allowed to enter postgame.

How are fans reacting to this move of Dillon Brooks?

Dillon Brooks

The decision did not sit well with some fans, who took to social media to express their disappointment and frustration. 

One fan tweeted, “Never seen a man so scared LMFAOOOO.” 

Another called him a “bitch.”


In the end, whether or not Dillon Brooks spoke to the media after the Grizzlies’ defeat is a matter of personal choice. While some may see it as a sign of weakness or cowardice, others may understand the emotions and pressures that come with professional sports. 

Ultimately, it is up to each athlete to decide how they want to handle the media and their public image. But one thing is for sure – in the world of sports, every decision and action can have consequences, both good and bad. And for Dillon Brooks, the aftermath of his decision not to speak to reporters may be felt for some time to come.

Maheen Zaib

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