Shannon Sharpe’s sideline tirade directed toward the Memphis Grizzlies turned the retired NFL tight finish and Undisputed co-host right into a trending determine throughout Friday night time’s NBA on ESPN matchup. Sharpe’s feud with the Grizzlies simply earlier than halftime distracted from what was an in any other case entertaining sport and on Monday’s present, Sharpe opened Undisputed with an apology for his habits.
Throughout a three-minute opening mea culpa, Sharpe apologized to the followers, Jeanie Buss, the Lakers group, the Grizzlies, Dillon Brooks, Ja Morant, LeBron James, his community, and even his stylist for the undesirable consideration.
His sincerity was in stark distinction to the infantile non-apology Skip Bayless delivered two weeks in the past for his insensitive Damar Hamlin tweet. Sharpe’s try to tackle your entire Grizzlies staff, a brand new tackle man vs. bear (I’m taking the person), turned the host right into a polarizing determine.
Afterward, LeBron James leaped to defend “Unk” in his postgame press convention by telling the assembled media, “I trip with Shannon three hundred and sixty five days — 366 on a intercalary year — 24/7. In order that’s my man. I all the time bought his again. And he’s bought mine. He can discuss with one of the best of them, for positive.”
WTAs usual though, fireworks from the Undisputed co-hosts have been good for their show’s visibility. Still, there’s no doubt that if the host had been a non-celebrity fan, he probably wouldn’t have been courtside for the remainder of the game.