Grizzlies Dillon Brooks booed in win over Chicago Bulls

Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks-Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks-Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports /

The Grizzlies came away with a much-needed win against the Bulls Tuesday night, but it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Grizzlies fan-favorite Dillon Brooks was openly booed thanks to yet another bad offensive performance. How will he respond?

Last night, the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Chicago Bulls with a final score of 104-89. The game itself was quite entertaining, to be honest. The Grizzlies were up by as much as 15, then trailing the Bulls by as much as seven all within a span of two quarters played. Eventually, Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr, and Desmond Bane decided to simply take over the game themselves and were able to put the Bulls away in the fourth. But as we all know, this was not the story of the night. No, the story of the night was when Dillon Brooks attempted a three-point shot and missed so badly, that he began to receive boos from the hometown crowd.

How will Grizzlies and Dillon Brooks respond?

That’s the real question. Dillon Brooks being showered with boos by your home crowd can have a massive impact on your play, your relationship with the city, and your relationship with the fans. Judging by his postgame comments, Dillon painted the picture that it doesn’t really bother him. However, it’s hard to say it doesn’t bother him. Your home fans aren’t supposed to boo you, but when your stat line is five points, 2-12 from the field, and 17% from the three-point line, that’s a tough sell to the crowd. Especially when during this time, the Grizz squandered a 15-point lead, and the Bulls seemed as though they couldn’t miss a shot due to poor defense from the Grizz.

With the trade deadline being tomorrow, Dillon Brooks needs to make sure he holds his composure and attempts to improve his on-court play. Reportedly, this front office views him as a major part of this team. However, there’s a breaking point to everything. Are we there? I don’t think so. Fans boo their teams at home. It happens. Is it something we should make a habit of? No. However, this is part of the game. You can’t expect fans to react to the same poor performance given to them over, and over. So, here’s to hoping he reacts to this positively moving forward and attempts to win over the fans with his performance on the court.