Memphis Grizzlies wing Dillon Brooks took a shot at Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe after Sharpe and the Grizzlies got into a shouting match Friday night.
During the Los Angeles Lakers' 122-121 win over the Grizzlies at Crypto.com Arena in L.A., Sharpe got into a verbal altercation with several Grizzlies players, including Brooks, Ja Morant and Steven Adams, as well as Morant's father, Tee Morant:
Cooler heads prevailed once security stepped in, and when Sharpe returned to his seat at the start of the third quarter, he and Tee Morant were seen hugging.
The situation was no laughing matter for Brooks, though, as he referred to Sharpe as a "blogger" while speaking to the media after the game:
Brooks also called Sharpe a "regular pedestrian" and expressed his belief that the former Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens star should not have been allowed to return to his seat after the incident:
During halftime, Sharpe spoke with ESPN's Dave McMenamin about what happened, and he blamed Brooks, saying: "It started with Dillon Brooks. I said he was too small to guard LeBron [James]. 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.'"
Sharpe, who stars on the FS1 debate show Undisputed with Skip Bayless, is a huge LeBron fan who often defends James against Bayless' barbs.
Brooks struggled on the offensive end Friday, scoring nine points on 4-of-17 shooting, but he did largely hold James in check defensively.
LeBron managed to grind out 23 points, but he went just 8-of-21 from the field and was the Lakers' second-leading scorer behind Russell Westbrook.
Regardless, the Lakers came through with perhaps their biggest victory of the season and snapped Memphis' 11-game winning streak.