Shannon Sharpe Reacts To Heated Westbrook Exchange With Fan

Shannon Sharpe had strong words for the Phoenix Suns organization after a heated fan exchange with Russell Westbrook.

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Shannon Sharpe had a few words for the Phoenix Suns organization on Monday. During Monday's edition of Undisputed, co-hosts Sharpe and Skip Bayless spoke on an issue that happened Sunday night. During the Clippers-Suns game, a fan and Clippers guard Russell Westbrook shared a heated moment. A video has been circulating of Westbrook getting in the fan's face before security stepped between the two. Sharpe spoke about how dangerous the situation could have been.

"Now that fans are back: Phoenix, cut it out. Do not let players walk thru the VIP section because you're asking for trouble," Sharpe stated. Sharpe makes a great point on the Suns needing to put a stop to letting players walk through the area. The situation between the fan and Westbrook could have been drastically worse. We've seen incidents with fans and players in the past that have gone too far. However, Westbrook restrained himself from taking it a step further.

Shannon Sharpe Says Suns Need To Make A Change

Action between fans and players has seemingly grown worse over the years. Just this season in the NBA, several players had to deal with issues with fans. Including one fan calling Toronto Raptors star Chirs Boucher a racist name. Sharpe makes a strong point on the Suns needing to make a change in how fans can interact with players. The change should be made far before there's a dangerous incident that forces the franchise to make the change. It has yet to be reported what caused the incident to happen. However, it should have never gotten to that point anyway.

You would have to believe the Suns fan was a little hurt by Westbrook's performance. Westbrook made a game-saving defensive play to give the Clippers the win on Sunday. The Clippers handed the Suns their first loss with their new superstar, Kevin Durant. The Suns-Clippers matchup looks destined to be a promising series. However, there is no need for fan interactions like the one we saw on Sunday. Do you agree with Shannon Sharpe that the Suns need to make an immediate change? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section. For the latest NBA news, keep it right here at HNHH.

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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.