“He should get banned”: NFL Legend’s “Shameful” Fight With 7 ft NBA Player Astonishes Shaquille O’Neal and Fans

Published 01/21/2023, 10:10 AM EST

NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal and NBA fans around the world witnessed NFL legend Shannon Sharpe going up against Steven Adams and the Memphis Grizzlies. Things got heated between Sharpe and the Grizzlies during the Los Angeles Lakers home game against the Grizzlies. LeBron James and the Lakers came away with a close 121-122 win. This loss brought an end to the Grizzlies’ 11-game winning streak. But Ja Morant and his team fought hard to continue the streak.

The game was very closely contested from the tip-off and saw things flare up between LeBron James and Dillon Brooks. The Grizzlies now have a reputation for trash-talking with some of the biggest superstars. But it did not end well for them against the Lakers.

Shaquille O’Neal and fans react to Sharpe’s involvement with the Grizzlies

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It is no secret Shannon Sharpe is a huge admirer of LeBron James. The NFL Hall of Famer has been seen courtside in a couple of Lakers games already. Halfway through the game, the Memphis Grizzlies had a four-point lead. As the players were leaving for the locker room, Sharpe had an argument with Dillon Brooks. According to reports, the three-time Super Bowl champion said Brooks is too small to guard James. As Brooks and Sharpe had a verbal tussle, Grizzlies’ center Steven Adams got involved to defend his teammate.

This even led to Sharpe having an argument with Ja Morant’s father Tee Morant. Everyone had to be held back. The video clip of the whole ordeal went viral and Shaquille O’Neal shared it in his Instagram story. Many NBA fans were stunned by the issue and shared their opinion as well. Here are some reactions:

“He to old to be trinna fight. He should get banned.”

“That 7 foot Australian is a dude I’d like to not piss off”

“I guarantee if this wasn’t Shannon Sharp and it was a normal fan people would be calling for this dude to be banned”

“Don’t sleep on Aquaman, he build different too!!”

“People sayin don’t mess with unc? Y’all have forgotten who’s side Steven adams is on because he’s folding unc like a lawn chair”

“Lavar woulda got band from the stadium lol”

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Many NBA fans were not happy with the antics of the NFL legend. However, some fans showed their support for Sharpe as well.

The Lakers closed out the Grizzlies

The game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies continued to be close after the tussle at halftime.

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After a couple of close losses in the past week, the Lakers finally closed out a tight game against the Grizzlies winning it by just one point. Russell Westbrook led the Lakers in scoring with 29 points. LeBron James came in second with 23 points as the duo helped the Lakers to a hard-fought win.

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Bagavathi Eswaran

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Bagavathi Eswaran is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He has been playing the game of basketball for more than 20 years now and has also been following the NBA for more than 10 years. After not being able to go pro, this former college player decided to join the IT industry.

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