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LeBron James Sides with Shannon Sharpe in Feud with Ja Morant’s Father During Game

January 21, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Tensions boiled over at Friday night’s Lakers-Grizzlies game in Los Angeles as NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant, father of Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant, got into a heated exchange, reports NY Post.

James, who was in attendance, expressed his support for Sharpe, “I ride with Shannon 365 days — 366 on a leap year — 24/7. So that’s my guy.” “I always got his back and he’s got mine. He can talk with the best of them, for sure.”

According to eyewitnesses, the two men were engaged in a heated exchange when Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks stepped in, with video footage showing him shouting at Sharpe as he made his way to the bench. Sharpe didn’t back down, shouting back at Brooks and even drawing in teammate Steven Adams.

But the real drama came when Tee Morant entered the fray, approaching Sharpe and getting in his face as security frantically tried to intervene.

It was a wild scene that had fans on the edge of their seats.

“They didn’t want this smoke,” Sharpe told ESPN after the incident. “They do all that talking and jockeying and I ain’t about the jockeying. It started with Dillon Brooks. I said he was too small to guard LeBron. He said ‘F–k’ me I said, ‘F–k’ 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.”

In a later game moment, Sharpe and Morant were seen embracing in a hug.

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