On Monday, when the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Dallas Mavericks 112-108, forward Dillon Brooks threw down a big dunk, then taunted the Mavs bench, which earned him a technical foul.
It was his 18th technical foul on the season, and according to NBA rules, it led to Brooks being suspended for one game.
Once a player gets assessed his 16th technical foul of the season, it results in a one-game suspension, and every two technical fouls thereafter also result in a one-game suspension.
Dillon Brooks has been suspended for Wednesday’s game vs. Houston after receiving his 18th technical foul of the season, the NBA announced. pic.twitter.com/OmBSFdvJ3z
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Fans feel like Brooks is trying too hard to prove he’s a bad boy.
Hes going the wrong way about trying to get attention
— Jervis Fitzgerald (@Fitzjervis) March 21, 2023
bro is too soft to be having 18 technical fouls
— 💕SETH💕 (@SethisBeth) March 21, 2023
Bro wants to be draymond so bad
— Brandon (@CrazyElite23) March 21, 2023
Faux tough guy
— texasbruin67 (@texasbruin67) March 21, 2023
This fan wants the league to suspend Brooks for the balance of the season.
Suspend this thug for the season
— Sinnur 🎟️ (@sinnurqq) March 21, 2023
Brooks has made a name for himself as an excellent defender, and he is one of the better players on a young and rising Memphis squad.
However, he has also made a name for himself by getting involved in a number of incidents.
Perhaps the most infamous of them was his flagrant 2 foul on Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II in last year’s playoffs, which resulted in Payton suffering a fractured elbow and missing a month, as well as Brooks getting suspended.
This season, the forward hit Cleveland Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell in the groin, resulting in another flagrant 2 foul and suspension.
He also hit a cameraman in mid-March, and in January he got into a tussle with Pro Football Hall of Famer and Fox Sports 1 personality Shannon Sharpe, who taunted him during a game versus the Los Angeles Lakers.
That game snapped an 11-game winning streak for the Grizzlies, and since then, they have gone from a dark horse contender to a team in disarray.NEXT: NBA Fans React To Ja Morant's Monday Appearance