Los Angeles Lakers-Memphis Grizzlies courtside incident involving Shannon Sharpe, Tee Morant, Dillon Brooks

Shannon Sharpe and the Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks have been concerned in an obvious courtside incident at Friday night’s recreation in Los Angeles.

Sharpe, the co-host of Fox Sports’ “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,” was sitting courtside on the recreation however was briefly escorted away by safety officers after he allegedly yelled on the gamers and an incident ensued.

According to Memphis Commercial Appeal, the altercation occurred after the ultimate possession of the primary half. Morant was strolling off the courtroom in direction of the locker room earlier than he paused and turned in direction of Sharpe.

Teammate Steven Adams intervened as the 2 neared Sharpe.

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Shannon Sharpe reacts after he’s restrained by safety from Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies after a verbal altercation after the primary half towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023, in Los Angeles, California.
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Video of the incident seems to point out others shortly received concerned, together with Morant’s father Tee Morant, and a crowd of individuals shaped within the space.

Security officers separated the group and the gamers left for the locker room earlier than returning for the third quarter.

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ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported the incident could have initially began with Brooks, a small ahead who was masking the Lakers’ LeBron James.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 20, 2023 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 20: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers appears to be like on through the recreation towards the Memphis Grizzlies on January 20, 2023 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles, California.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant, father of Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies, are separated by security and referees during halftime against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 20: Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant, father of Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies, are separated by safety and referees throughout halftime towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies is restrained by the referee after a verbal altercation with Shannon Sharpe during halftime against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles. California.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 20: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies is restrained by the referee after a verbal altercation with Shannon Sharpe throughout halftime towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles. California.
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Sharpe joked that Brooks was “too small” to protect him.

“It began with Dillon Brooks. I mentioned he was too small to protect LeBron,” Sharpe mentioned to ESPN

“He mentioned, ‘F—’ me and I mentioned ‘F— you’ again,” he added. “He began to come back at me and I mentioned, ‘You don’t desire these issues.’ Then Ja got here out of nowhere.”

Sharpe continued: “He undoubtedly did not need these issues. Then the dad got here and he clearly did not need any issues. But I wished something they’d. Don’t let these fools idiot you now.”

“They do all that speaking and jockeying and I’m not about all that jockeying,” Sharpe added.

Sharpe, an NFL Hall of Famer who’s broadly considered one of many biggest tight ends of all time, stands over 6’2″ and is greater than many of the athletes on the courtroom.

Other movies of the incident seem to verify that Brooks yelled at Sharpe, who yelled again and pointed on the floor in entrance of him as if to gesture for him to come back over.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Steven Adams #4 of the Memphis Grizzlies is restrained by team trainers and assistant coaches during halftime against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 20: Steven Adams #4 of the Memphis Grizzlies is restrained by crew trainers and assistant coaches throughout halftime towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant, father of Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies, are separated following a verbal altercation at the Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 20: Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant, father of Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies, are separated following a verbal altercation on the Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant, father of Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies during halftime against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 20: Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant, father of Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies throughout halftime towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Sharpe and Tee Morant have been each allowed to return to their seats for the third quarter.

The Grizzlies have been up at halftime on the Crypto.com Arena, 53-49, however in the end misplaced to the Lakers 122-121.

A surge by the Lakers within the fourth quarter and a key steal by the Lakers’ Dennis Schroder sealed the victory.

Morant had a team-high 22 factors, Adams had 16, and Brooks had 9. Adams additionally had a game-high 17 rebounds.

On the opposite facet of the courtroom, James had 23 factors and the Lakers have been led in scoring by Russell Westbrook, who had 29.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 20: Shannon Sharpe is retrained by security from Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies after a verbal altercation following the end of the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 20: Shannon Sharpe is retrained by safety from Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies after a verbal altercation following the tip of the primary half towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 20: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts as he walks to the bench during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 20: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts as he walks to the bench through the first half towards the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
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Memphis has a 31-14 report whereas the struggling Lakers at the moment are 21-25.

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