Shannon Sharpe and Ja Morant‘s dad, Tee, got into a heated altercation at the Laker game Friday night … with both sides needing to be separated before eventually making amends.
It all went down during the first half of the Lakers’ home matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies at Crypto.com Arena … when the focus shifted from the court to the crowd.
Memphis guard Dillon Brooks and the FS1 commentator — who had courtside seats for the game — had been jawing back and forth during the contest … when Dillon’s teammates Steven Adams and Morant inserted themselves into the picture.
Adams can be seen barking at Sharpe … as everyone else tries to restore some semblance of order. As the chaos ensues, Shannon and Tee got into a war of words, too.
In the video, Shannon appears to yell “I bet you won’t” at Tee multiple times as staffers, security and referees get between them.
Shannon was then escorted out of the seating area and into the tunnel.
Shannon Sharpe spent halftime in the tunnel with security before returning to his seat for the third quarter. He granted ESPN a brief interview explaining what happened with the Grizzlies on his way to his seat: pic.twitter.com/XZNw6sQhEG