with Shannon Sharp Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies Dillon Brooks was involved in an apparent courtside incident during Friday night’s game in Los Angeles.
Sharpe, co-host of Fox Sports’ Skip and Shannon: Undisputed show, was sitting courtside at the game when he allegedly yelled at the players and was temporarily pulled over by security after the incident occurred. was taken away.
According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, the altercation occurred after the final possession of the first half.
Teammate Stephen Adams stepped in as the two approached Sharpe.
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Video of the incident appears to show that others, including Morant’s father Tee Morant, were soon involved and a large crowd formed in the area.
Security officials separated the group and the players headed to the locker room before returning to the third quarter.
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ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported that the incident may have originally started with Brooks. small forward Who used to cover LeBron James of the Lakers.
Sharpe joked that Brooks was “too small” to protect him.
“It started with Dillon Brooks, who said he was too small to guard LeBron,” Sharpe told ESPN.
“He said, ‘F-‘ me and I said ‘F- you,'” he added. Then Jah came out of nowhere.”
“They talk and joke, but I’m not joking,” Sharpe added.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest tight ends of all time, the NFL Hall of Famer Sharp stands at over 6 feet 2 inches tall, taller than most athletes on the court.
Other videos of the incident appear to confirm that Brooks yelled at Sharp.
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Sharpe and Tee Morant were cleared to return to their seats in the 3rd quarter.
The Grizzlies advanced 53-49 at halftime at Crypto.com Arena, but ultimately lost 122-121 to the Lakers.
The Lakers’ surge in the fourth quarter and a key steal by Lakers’ Dennis Schroeder secured the win.
Morant led the team with 22 points, Adams with 16 and Brooks with nine. Adams also tallied his game-high 17 rebounds.
On the other side of the court, James led with 23 points and the Lakers with Russell Westbrook with 29 points.
Memphis has a record of 31-14. Lakers struggling are currently 21-25 years old.