Following his altercation with Jan Morant and Dillon Brooks of the Memphis Grizzlies and Morant’s father, Shanon Sharpe expressed regret for what occurred at Crypto. com Aren.
I want to apologize for my behavior last Friday night at the Lakers game, as you have probably heard or seen,” Sharpe said.
“I’ve been preaching about responsibility and accountability for the last six and a half years, and I take full responsibility for what happened. Whatever Dillon Brooks said, no matter how many times, is irrelevant.
“I was wrong, but I’m the responsible person; I have this platform, and so many people look up to me. I should have turned down the heat in the arena, but I did the opposite and allowed things to get out of control. “.
Sharpe added, “I also want to apologize to LeBron James because you know how I feel about him, and he’s supported me through thick and thin. “I’m sorry I put you in a position where you had to help me with this. “
On the final possession of the second quarter, after arguing with Brooks throughout the first half, the Fox Sports personality yelled at Morant. After the buzzer for halftime sounded, Brooks yelled at Sharpe, who gestured in Brooks’ direction.
Steven Adams, the center, moved in front of Morant as he approached Sharpe at his courtside seat.
Before security at Crypto. com arena separated everyone, Tee Morant, Ja Morant’s father, joined the conversation.
As security personnel attempted to disperse the crowd, Sharpe, 54, yelled at Tee Morant, “I bet you won’t!”.
You can ask him about that; Brooks initially declined to say. He’s the blogger or whatever he is,” and then addresses it later.
Following the Lakers’ comeback for a 122-121 victory and ending Memphis’ 11-game winning streak, Morant and Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins declined to talk about the incident.