The Los Angeles Lakers raised a few eyebrows on Friday evening when they overcame a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies, 122-121.
The Grizzlies had been on an 11-game winning streak coming into the contest while also claiming the highest defensive rating in the NBA. Still, the Lakers came out on top because they were the grittier and more resourceful team down the stretch.
But that wasn’t the only action going on inside of Crypto.com Arena.
At the end of the first half, Fox Sports 1’s Shannon Sharpe got into an altercation with several Grizzlies players, including Morant and Dillon Brooks, and Morant’s father even got into it as well.
Tempers flare in the front row here at the Crypt — where Shannon Sharpe, Steven Adams and Papa Tee Morant exchange words and have to be kept apart before heading off in opposite directions. pic.twitter.com/EtMiSDY3sv
— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) January 21, 2023
Apparently, Sharpe, a Hall of Fame NFL tight end during his previous career, told Brooks he was too small to guard LeBron James, which is when the melee ensued.
On “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,” the show Sharpe hosts with veteran journalist Skip Bayless, he is known as a huge fan of James who never passes up an opportunity to praise or defend the four-time MVP.