The rivalry between LeBron James and Dillon Brooks had a new chapter in Monday’s (29) NBA round. The Houston Rockets winger slapped LeBron in the face during a ball fight in the Rockets’ 135-119 victory over the Lakers.
As a result, Brooks received a level 1 flagrant foul for the move, but was not sent off. LeBron also missed the two free throws granted by the foul. Then, after hitting a shot at his rival, Brooks started teasing and staring at the Lakers star.
At the end of the game, when asked about the controversy, LeBron refused to talk about the matter.
Furthermore, this wasn’t Brooks’ only incident in the match. Before hitting LeBron, the winger pushed Vanderbilt, who retaliated and was sent off for a flagrant foul. Brooks continued in the game until the end, scoring 17 points.
With the victory, the Houston Rockets reached 22 wins and 24 losses, occupying 11th place in the Western Conference. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers are in ninth place, with 24 wins and 24 losses.