Kevin Durant Weighs In on Dillon Brooks' Antics in the NBA

Kevin Durant Weighs In on Dillon Brooks' Antics in the NBA

Edwin Kiplagat
April 6, 2023 at 7:08 PM
  • Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant has weighed in on Dillon Brooks's antics in the NBA this season
  • The veteran forward understands why the Memphis Grizzlies guard acts the way he does
  • Brooks has grabbed the headlines plenty of times this season due to his trash talk and physical confrontations on the court

Dillon Brooks has emerged as the biggest instigator in the NBA this season, and Kevin Durant feels there's a reason why the Memphis Grizzlies guard has emerged as such.

Brooks' list of enemies made this season is long.

Russell Westbrook, Dillon Brooks, Kevin Durant, Phoenix Suns, Grizzlies, Draymond Green, Warriors
Dillon Brooks has a lot of enemies in the NBA. Photos by Justin Ford and Quinn Harris.
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When the Grizzlies played the Los Angeles Lakers in January, Brooks clashed with NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, resulting in a heated shouting match in the arena. Brooks called Sharpe a blogger in his post-match interview, per Bleacher Report.

He was suspended for one game after he hit Cleveland's Donovan Mitchell in the groin area. He's also exchanged words with Golden State Warriors veteran Draymond Green.

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With the most important part of the season yet to start, there's a possibility that we've not seen the last of Brooks' trash talk.

Durant on Brooks' antics

The Phoenix Suns superstar has rubbed shoulders with players like Brooks in the NBA. Therefore, he understands why Brooks does what he does. He was speaking on an episode of The ETCS.

"I think Dillon Brooks has really took advantage of the opportunities he has playing with a young team, having so much responsibility as a young player, being able to guard some of the best players. So you gotta have some type of, I don't want to call it crazy for lack of a better term but you gotta muster up something for you to do that every single night." via SI.

Brooks is known for his open disdain for the Warriors. He recently said he doesn't like the defending NBA champions.

Durant has come up against competitive and trash-talking players like Patrick Beverley and therefore understands where Brooks is coming from.

Brooks disses Green and Warriors

Sports Brief previously reported on Brooks aiming a savage dig at Green and the Warriors, with the 27-year-old not holding back.

He said he doesn't like the Warriors or their star, adding Green would struggle on another team - despite leading the series 2-1.

The Grizzlies are third in the West with a 39-26 record, while the defending NBA champions are 6th after losing three in a row.

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