Shannon Sharpe Apologizes For Grizzlies Scuffle: Watch

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Shannon Sharpe is restrained by security after verbal altercation with Tee Morant, father of Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies, during the halftime against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Shannon Sharpe had a lot to say on the matter.

If you watched basketball over the weekend, you probably already know about Shannon Sharpe and his run-in with the Grizzlies. Sharpe is a huge Lakers fan and he showed his support Friday night as the team took on the Grizz. Shannon was courtside at Crypto.com Arena, and subsequently, things got out of hand.

In the video down below, Sharpe could be seen getting into it with Dillon Brooks. Overall, it escalated quickly as players like Steven Adams and Ja Morant came over. Furthermore, Tee Morant, Ja's father, also joined the scrum. In the end, Tee and Shannon made up, while Dillon Brooks continued to shade Sharpe to the media.

Shannon Sharpe Speaks

Following this altercation, fans were waiting to see what would happen on Undisputed. Many expected Skip Bayless to roast Sharpe for his actions. However, Sharpe took a much more apologetic tone. He spoke for three minutes about the subject and looked at the camera while doing so. Overall, he seemed to be disappointed in himself.

"I want to apologize," Sharpe said. "For the last six and a half years I have preached responsibility and accountability and I take full responsibility for what transpired. It does not matter what Dillon Brooks said or how many times he said it. Me having the platform that I have and having so many people look up to me, I was wrong."

For the most part, fans seemed to be on Sharpe's side in this whole debacle. After all, the Grizzlies have proven to be a very difficult team to like, especially with the way they talk in the media. Regardless, Sharpe opted to be the bigger person in the situation.

Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant talk after the game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers during a 122-121 Lakers win at Crypto.com Arena on January 20, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.