The Memphis Grizzlies, who are currently the second-best team in the Western Conference, have gone on a strong run lately, and are in the midst of a six-game winning streak.
They are just three games behind the top-seeded Denver Nuggets and are peaking only a couple of weeks before the playoffs begin.
The Grizzlies are indeed looking strong and tough and intimidating.
Speaking of intimidating, Dillon Brooks of the Grizzlies was trying his best to be fierce in a recent team photo.
Twitter user @grizzpumpkin showcased Brooks’ intense glare online and people immediately took note of how tough he appeared.
Dillon Brooks. pic.twitter.com/csyE1NJOVG
— JJJ DPOY (@grizzpumpkin) March 25, 2023
Some people were quick to point out that Brooks’ eye contact and glare resembled that of other, somewhat dramatic athletes.
— Wildchild65 (@swickmeister) March 26, 2023
He isn’t the first professional player to let his personality shine through the way he stares.
— Soul of Memphis (@SoulOfMemphis) March 25, 2023
But Brooks is a divisive figure in the league and there were plenty of people who used this photo as an opportunity to make fun of him.
One Twitter user wasn’t above comparing Brooks to a harmless kitten trying to look big and bad.
— D2IsHim🦇 (@Diinsko) March 26, 2023
Brooks has been more talkative this season and has let his opinions known again and again.
He is definitely playing with much more confidence in himself and his team and isn’t afraid of showing it.
Over the last six games, Brooks has averaged 12 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
But for the season, Brooks has been good for 14.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.
He is a vital part of the team and not just because of his point total.
His personality, swagger, and confrontational style are very important factors in Brooks’ game.NEXT: NBA Analyst Believes Ja Morant Got Off Easy