Shannon Sharpe after incident at Lakers game: Grizzlies did not want this smoke

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Shannon Sharpe after incident at Lakers game: Grizzlies did not want this smoke

Shannon Sharpe said the Memphis Grizzlies "did not want this smoke" after the incident that occurred during the Grizzlies and Los Angeles Lakers game. Moments after the second quarter finished, Sharpe was seen exchanging words with Grizzlies players Dillon Brooks, Steven Adams and Ja Morant.

Morant's father, Tee, joined the action and also started exchanging words with Sharpe. Sharpe, a former NFL tight end and current Fox Sports analyst, had to be restrained from the Grizzlies during the shouting incident. At the start of the third quarter, Sharpe returned to his seat and continued watching the game.

“They didn’t want this smoke, Dave. 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," Sharpe told ESPN's Dave McMenamin, per Sports Illustrated.

Tee Morant 'all good' with Sharpe

Tee Morant, who is traveling to every game with the Grizzlies, downplayed the incident with Sharpe, saying it was just a trash-talk between two guys from the south.

"Shannon didn't do anything. Hey, he was doing like we do in South Carolina. We talk our s---. South Carolina, stand up!" Tee Morant told ESPN. LeBron James, who has a good relationship with Sharpe, expressed support for the former NFL tight end.

"I mean, I ride with Shannon for 365 days, 366 on a leap year, 24/7. So, that's my guy. So I'll always have his back, and he's got mine. He can talk with the best of them, for sure," James said after the game.