The Memphis Grizzlies just announced that Dillon “The Villain” Brooks will not return to the team “under any circumstances.”
I mean…my God, dramatic much?
Unless you don’t watch the NBA or live on Mars, Brooks certainly had himself an April. After unconscionably shitting on LeBron James, subsequently getting shit on by LeBron in comedically quick fashion, and choosing the route of being a glass house coward and not facing the media, Brooks is out of a job.
It’s hard to remember an organization being so overt in announcing their roster decisions. We as a society of sports fans need to be better at holding our teams accountable.
With that in mind, can we really believe the Memphis Grizzlies wouldn’t bring back Brooks back under ANY circumstance?
If they really needed a big body who knew their system, and the free agency pool and trade market wasn’t flush with opportunities, you’re telling me the Grizz wouldn’t sign him? Hmmm…
What if NBA commissioner Adam Silver made a rule that every team needed a 6’6 Canadian who went to the University of Oregon on their roster? You’re telling me that’s a community flush with NBA talent that the Grizzlies could just pick one of the litter? I don’t know…
It feels like the world’s been on the brink of ending for the last five years or so, right? What if the entire universe crumbled, and all that was left was Memphis, Tennessee? They’ve got to fill that roster somehow, right? Sounds like Brooks would still be available to re-sign in that circumstance.
All I’m saying is…never say never. Dillon Brooks has spent his entire career with the Grizzlies up to this point. To not give this man a proper sendoff and publicly squashing any chance of a reunion just seems mean…also not 100% true.