Former NFL superstar Shannon Sharpe became a sports analyst after retiring from professional football in 2003 and has been caught in the middle of several controversies so far.
One of the recent highlights of him ranting towards Tee Morant, father of Memphis Grizzlies athlete Ja Morant, during a game of Lakers vs. Grizzlies at Crypto.com Arena on January 10. Shannon and Tee were both involved in a verbal altercation alongside other Grizzlies players.
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Being a die-hard fan of Lebron James, the analyst was furious at Grizzlies players, and at the half, he yelled at the point guard, Ja, and the drama began. In one moment, security had to escort him out to calm the situation down; later, he returned to the stands in the second half.
However, one of the images from that night went viral, and it was recently nominated as one of the favorite moments in NBA history on Twitter.
The Fox Sports analyst was baffled at the post and asked the fans, “Really? Y’all did me like this🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️”
Really? Y’all did me like this🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/7fNdAVNj5E
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) April 10, 2023
Well, the replies were as entertaining as the iconic pose of the NFL legend.
How did fans react to Shannon Sharpe?
The 54-year-old could have realized the stance would become meme material at that moment, but the fans are loving it no matter what. A fan assured him by commenting, “It was a great moment man 😂”
It was a great moment man 😂 pic.twitter.com/M3czYSc7zR
— AndrewKnowsBetter (@DrewKnowsWorst) April 10, 2023
It’s all good unc lol we still got love for you 😂😂 you wasn’t wrong in that situation
— Floyd Lawton (@KingSticks2K) April 10, 2023
Yup Unc your an album cover now https://t.co/LwDpK3p6gd
— Gbaby $ir (@mainmanocg) April 10, 2023
No disrespect intended, but that moment has given the netizen a lot of entertainment so far, and it was bound to be one of the iconic moments. As per the witness, Sharpe was screaming at Morton, “I bet you won’t!” but later, the father said it was all just trash talk.
What’s your favorite moment from this season? How would you rate Shannon Sharpe for this image? Don’t forget to leave your opinions in the comment section.