NFL Hall of Famer and Fox character Shannon Sharpe seemed to spark a ruckus with everyone Memphis Grizzlies Tim Morant’s team on Friday evening during their match against Los Angeles Lakers In the Crypto.com Arena.
Sharpe was sitting on the field when the brawl started just before halftime. Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks were seen chatting at Sharpe as they started walking off the court into the locker rooms. Before they reached the tunnel, however, things broke out.
Almost the entire Grizzlies bench, led by a 6-foot-11 quarterback Stephen Adams He suddenly charged at Sharpe – prompting security to jump in and try to restrain them.
Then T. Morant, Ja’s father, came to Sharpe and the larger group from the side, and the two had to be separated by security. Sharp and Senior Morant were then walked off the ground in different directions by security, but both returned to their seats for the second half.
The reason for the quarrel was, at least from Sharpe’s point of view, very stupid.
Sharp told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin that the fight first started after Sharp told Brooks he was “too young to guard LeBron.” [James]. “
“They didn’t want that smoke, Dave,” Sharpe told ESPN. “They do all that talking and maneuvering and I don’t talk about those maneuvers. It started with Dillon Brooks. I said he was too young to guard LeBron. He said, ‘F**k’ to me. I said, ‘F**k you.'” He started coming up to me and I said, “You don’t want these problems.”
“Then Ja came out of nowhere talking. He definitely didn’t want these problems. Then Daddy came in and obviously didn’t want any problems. But I wanted anything they had. Don’t let those idiots fool you now.”
It’s not entirely clear why Sharpe, who is technically a member of the media, started harassing Brooks in the first place. And Brooks clearly has a much better chance at guarding James than the 54-year-old retired tight end.
T Morant said Chris Haynes from Bleacher Report After the argument that both Sharpe are “good”, and that he “has nothing but love for him”. Then the two made up during the third quarter.
The Grizzlies led 53-49 at halftime.
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