It was a night of high drama at the Crypto.com Arena as the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Memphis Grizzlies in a game that would see the Lakers snap the Grizzlies' 11-game win streak with a thrilling 122-121 victory. But before halftime, an altercation occurred that involved NFL hall-of-famer and TV personality Shannon Sharpe, who was in attendance as a fan sitting at a courtside seat. According to eyewitnesses, the incident began when Sharpe was heard exchanging words with members of the Grizzlies, including Ja Morant's father Tee Morant and Steven Adams, which led to a physical altercation that had to be quickly diffused by security.
Sharpe was then restrained and escorted from his seat, but was allowed to return for the third quarter to continue watching the game. Despite the altercation, the game continued and the Lakers eventually emerged victorious, snapping the Grizzlies' impressive win streak. This kind of incident is not the norm at the basketball game, the security will investigate the matter and the Lakers organization will take the necessary measures to ensure the safety and comfort of all fans in attendance.
Watch the video of Sharpe's altercation here