NBA Fans React to Report of Dillon Brooks Not Returning to Memphis Grizzlies ‘Under Any Circumstances’

According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Memphis Grizzlies have told Dillon Brooks that he will “not be brought back under any circumstances.”

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Life comes at you fast. Just ask Dillon Brooks.

According to a report from Shams Charania the Athletic, the Memphis Grizzlies have told Brooks that he will, quote, “not be brought back under any circumstances.” The report further alleges that team officials and Brooks have both had discussions recently during which the mutual benefits of a “fresh start” were highlighted.

The Memphis Grizzlies have informed pending free agent Dillon Brooks that he will not be brought back under any circumstances, league sources say.

Full story and details at @TheAthletic:

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 2, 2023

The news comes after the Grizzlies got their butts handed to them by the Los Angeles lakes in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Brooks was at the center of that series after he called LeBron James “old” and insisted that he was needling Bron because he likes to “poke bears.”

But after the Lakers systematically dismantled the Grizzlies in last week’s Game 6, Brooks quickly became a laughing stock around the league and beyond. After he avoided talking to the press after his team’s defeat, the writing appeared to be on the wall with regards to his future with his team. 

And while people were quick to jump on Brooks yet again, there was a faction of people who took issue with the Grizzlies stipulating that he would not “be brought back under any circumstances.” Check out some notable reactions to the latest chapter in the Dillon Brooks saga below.  

Dillon Brooks: “Let’s run it back!”


— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) May 2, 2023

I think Brooks could have saved some of this by just taking it on the chin in post-game scrums. Reputationally, at least.

Now he'll simply have to be awesome for Canada in the summer to rebuild.

— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) May 2, 2023

lebron waking up to the dillon brooks news

— sean yoo (@SeanYoo) May 2, 2023

Memphis Grizzlies going into the meeting with Dillon Brooks

— Zito (@_Zeets) May 2, 2023

Anyway, we all owe Dillon Brooks a debt of gratitude for sledgehammering the biggest stereotype about Canadians.

— (((Eric Koreen))) (@ekoreen) May 2, 2023

Oh I see what’s going on in Memphis. They’re making Dillon Brooks the fall guy. BS! That free culture is who they’ve been the last 3 years. Wasn’t a problem until they got embarrassed. Leadership need some of that smoke too! Carry on..

— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) May 2, 2023

I've been pretty vocal about Dillon Brooks being a coward with his trash talking/cheap shots and that stands. Still, you have to move pretty low as a team to get a report like that out. Where's that "under any circumstance" energy from teams when people commit actual crimes?

— Vivek Jacob (@vivekmjacob) May 2, 2023

Not a Brooks fan but “Under any circumstances” is shitty. The Grizz might want to look in the mirror for the culture they’ve created.

— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) May 2, 2023

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