Shannon Sharpe, Ja Morant get into halftime altercation

LOS ANGELES — FOX Sports personality and NFL Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe had to be escorted from the Arena floor Friday night after an altercation with several Memphis Grizzlies players.

The incident happened shortly after the halftime buzzer when Sharpe yelled at Ja Morant after the final possession of the first half. As Morant was walking off the court toward the locker room, he paused and walked in the direction of Sharpe at his courtside seat.

Before Morant could get any closer, teammate Steven Adams stepped in front of him and approached Sharpe.

Other team personnel, including Morant’s father Tee Morant, got involved as security separated the crowd.

“I bet you won’t!” Sharpe yelled at Tee Morant as the two were pulled away from each other.

Sharpe and Tee Morant are both back in their seats for the second half.

Tee Morant told TNT and Bleacher Report that things “are good” between him and Sharpe and dismissed the altercation as trash talk.

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