Shams Charania is criticized by Dillon Brooks' agent for disseminating 'false news'

Dillon Brooks' agent, Mike George, chastised Charania for his story on the Grizzlies' contentious forward on Wednesday.

Dillon Brooks in a file photo (Image credits: Twitter)
By Niranjan Shivalkar | May 4, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Although the Grizzlies were blown out in the first round of the playoffs by the Lakers, shooting guard Dillon Brooks has remained in the spotlight in the days since. Shams Charania said this week that Brooks would not return to the Grizzlies in 2023-24 “under any circumstances.”  Brooks’ agent, Mike George, chastised Charania for his story on the Grizzlies’ contentious forward on Wednesday.

OneLegacy Sports Management, the company that represents Brooks and other NBA players like Jamal Murray, Oshae Brissett, Kenneth Lofton Jr., and others, was founded by George. Charania received harsh criticism from George for “spreading false news” and even “attacking players. Shams Charania, the leader of spreading false news and attacking players. Why any player in the league talks to this guy blows my mind,” tweeted George on Wednesday night.

Brooks to hit free agency 

This offseason, Dillon Brooks will become an unrestricted free agent. Regarding remarks that he issued about LeBron James amid the series (and earlier this season), Brooks had faced criticism.  George made it clear during his rant on Wednesday that Charania’s reporting had offended him. The Grizzlies’ longest-tenured player, Brooks, has played in Memphis for six seasons. However, if Charania is to be believed, Brooks’ time with the team may be coming to an end. 

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Brook’s agency not happy 

The rumors Shams Charania has propagated about the Memphis Grizzlies losing interest in the boisterous player have angered Dillon Brooks and his agency. Recently, Brooks’ agent put an end to the rumors and refuted Charania’s assertions.  Brooks’ three-year, $35 million contract with the Grizzlies is slated for termination this summer, at which point he will become a free agent. He is now in the last year of that deal. 

Given that Memphis failed to submit any bids to re-sign Brooks, it is reasonable to believe that Memphis is not anymore interested in him. But it seems like the company did present a contract extension during the 2022–2023 campaign. Bleacher Report claims that Brooks was the one who turned down all of the Grizzlies’ early-season offers. This is a key reason why Charania might have made his assumptions.