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Dillon Brooks Infuriates LeBron James After He Allegedly ‘Punches’ Him

Houston Rockets forward Dillon Brooks (9) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 8, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) looks on before an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Matt Krohn)

LeBron James gets mad as Dillon Brooks allegedly “punches” him, leading to a bloody nose during a game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets last Monday.

The incident happened in the fourth quarter. By then, the Lakers were already behind 13 points.

James, at one point, attempts a rebound at the same time as Brooks. This results in Brooks accidentally smacking James in the face, specifically on the nose.

Audiences can view what happened in the clip below.

James falls to the ground while clutching his face. Despite this reaction, fans can see Brooks apathetically walking away from the commotion.

It is not surprising that the Lakers player wanted Brooks to be punished accordingly. The referee gave the latter a flagrant foul 1, to which James wasn’t too happy about.

Thanks to the clip below, fans could see James’ reaction to the whole thing.

According to the leaked audio, James emphasized the fact that Brooks “punched” him in the nose, making it bleed. James even screams, “The f–k are you talking about?” as he can’t fathom the fact that the Rockets player only got away with a flagrant 1.

Most likely, the Lakers superstar was hoping Brooks would get an ejection.

When James was asked about the incident, he only muttered, “Next question.”

More about James and Brooks

It’s important to note that Brooks got into another incident before hitting James in the same game.

In the second quarter, Jarred Vanderbilt unapologetically shoved and swiped Dillon Brooks. This led to the former being ejected.

Thanks to the same leaked audio from an X/Twitter user, fans can see Brooks calling out Vanderbilt: “You’re a p—y.”

As for the overall contest, the Lakers lost to the Rockets 119-135. LeBron James had 23 points and 10 assists, while Dillon Brooks scored 17 points.

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