Dillon Brooks picked his 18th technical foul of the season for taunting the Mavericks bench. After the game, which was won by the Grizzlies 112-108, the 27-year-old small forward gave his explanation on what happened.

According to him, Theo Pinson was standing up on the bench, so he let told him that he was a cheerleader.

“Dude was standing up on the bench, he should be sitting down. That’s a new rule,” Brooks said about Pinson. “We should be putting that on notice. I just want to let him he’s a cheerleader. That was it…

“Same class, I grew up watching him play. He was a great basketball player. And now he’s paid to cheerlead. Love it.”

This season Pinson has appeared in 37 games for Dallas, averaging 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds in 6.6 minutes per game. He spent the game against Memphis on the bench.