It was a night to remember at the Crypto.com Arena as the Los Angeles Lakers faced off against the Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers came out on top, delivering a hard-fought victory and snapping the Grizzlies' 11-game win streak. But the game wasn't the only thing that had fans on the edge of their seats.
Right before halftime, a scuffle broke out involving TV personality Shannon Sharpe, who was in attendance as a fan. According to Sharpe, the altercation began when he exchanged words with members of the Grizzlies, including Dillon Brooks, Ja Morant and Tee Morant, the father of Ja Morant.
On his walk back to his seat before the second half, Sharpe granted ESPN a brief interview and said, "They didn't want this smoke, Dave," Sharpe said. "They do all that talking and jockeying and I ain't about that jockeying. It started with Dillon Brooks. I said he was too small to guard LeBron. He said, 'F--- me.' I said, 'F--- you' back. He started to come at me, and I said, 'You don't want these problems.' And then Ja came out of nowhere talking. He definitely didn't want these problems. Then the dad came and he obviously didn't want no problems. But I wanted anything they had. Don't let these fools fool you now."
The incident added more drama to an already intense game, which saw the Lakers come out victorious. Security intervened to diffuse the situation and Sharpe was allowed to return to his seat for the second half. The Lakers organization will investigate the incident to ensure the safety and comfort of all fans in attendance.