NBA fans are calling out Dillon Brooks for his past statements regarding Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green. As we are all aware by now, the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a rivalry. GSW eliminated Memphis in the second round of the 2022 playoffs. On the other hand, the Grizzlies eliminated the Warriors back in 2020 during the play-in tournament.
Two players are the center of this rivalry, Draymond Green and Dillon Brooks. Green built his reputation on the defensive end and did all the dirty work for Golden State throughout its many championship runs. Brooks is also attempting to fit into the same role for Memphis.
Be that as it may, both these players have indicated that they despise the other. Now, an interview with a much younger Brooks has surfaced and made NBA fans call him out. Let us take a closer look at it and how fans feel about what he said.
Was Dillon Brooks really a fan of Draymond Green?
Well, people wouldn’t just say things out of the blue and speak them into existence. It turns out that Dillon was a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors growing up. Back when he was playing basketball in college, for the Oregon Ducks, Dillon was interviewed after a game and revealed that he wanted to be like Draymond for his team.
“At the beginning of the year, sitting at Coach’s house, telling him that I wanna be like Draymond Green for his team, you know I would never think that I’d be in this position now…I can’t take it for granted.”
Full circle moment for Dillon Brooks 😅
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 15, 2023
While Brooks certainly has the right to decide which player he wants to embody in his play, perhaps he regrets having mentioned Draymond at that time. Especially after their recent scuffles and disputes both on and off the court.
In any case, people aren’t taking too kindly to the fact that Brooks admired Draymond at one point in time and considered his play worth imitating. Some are calling Brooks a fanboy and claiming that he is exposed now that the video has surfaced, “He’s a fan in disguise” and “He knew he was a fan. Guy tries to be Draymond so bad lol” are some of the comments posted under the video.
He’s a fan in disguise 😭😂
— Sticks (@piii2333) March 15, 2023
— ²³𝙻𝚎𝙱𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚜🏀☄️🌎💞 (@BronGotGame) March 15, 2023
He knew he was a fan. Guy tries to be Draymond so bad lol
— str melly (@mellystr) March 15, 2023
Perhaps Dillon would take back this statement if he had the opportunity to do so in the present times. Some fans also pointed out that he is going through a classic stage of “Never meet your idols” and has drastically changed his opinion of Draymond after having played against him.
Real world scenario of idols becoming rivals
— Jefferson Lloyd (@JeffersonAge) March 15, 2023
In any case, we look forward to the matchup between Draymond Green and Dillon Brooks the next time Memphis and Golden State face off.