NBA Legend Magic Johnson Trolled for “Still Using Internet Explorer” After Outdated Shannon Sharpe Lakers Brawl Reaction

Published 01/23/2023, 7:30 AM EST

The Friday night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies was filled with drama. The Lakers pulled off a nail-biting finish 122-121, thanks to Dennis Schroder’s last-moment steal. Moreover, NFL legend Shannon Sharpe became the talking point of the night after his halftime brawl with the Grizzlies. While the NBA world was steeping with the news, Lakers legend Magic Johnson joined late to the party. The 5-time NBA Champion attracted a lot of trolls on Twitter for his delayed reaction.

Several celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio and Kevin Hart witnessed Shannon Sharpe’s heated argument with the Grizzlies and Ja Morant’s dad, Tee Morant. Following the incident, the NBA community went berserk on the internet. While the issue had simmered down, Magic Johnson’s tweet ignited the fans yet again.


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Twitter-verse trolls Magic Johnson

Two days after the brawl, Magic Johnson took to his Twitter and shared his thoughts. He wrote, “I’m all the way in France and I heard my boy Shannon Sharpe was at the Lakers game about to take on the whole Memphis Grizzlies team LOL! “ Following the tweet, fans put their humor gland to work and trolled the legend with memes and tweets. One user said, “Still using internet explorer i see.”


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The fans swarmed the comments of Johnson’s tweet to troll him for his late reaction. Another user said, “Were you delivered this info by someone on horseback. It’s been like 36 hours.” Here are some reactions from Twitter.


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Though the halftime brawl between Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant took center stage, the duo eventually hugged it out at the end of the third quarter.

What happened at halftime?

During the halftime of the Friday night game, Sharpe was seen shouting at the Grizzlies star Steve Adams and Tee Morant from the courtside. The shouting soon turned into a heated argument between Sharpe and the Grizzlies. Eventually, the authorities stepped in to momentarily take the NFL legend away from the scene. Talking to ESPN, Sharpe said, “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.”


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Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has previously worked as a contributor at an online news site. Shahul has always shared a keen interest in journalism, starting off as a reporter for his college news journal.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra