Add Shannon Sharpe and Stephen Jackson to the refrain of media members ripping the Grizzlies for a way they’ve dealt with the Dillon Brooks breakup.

On Tuesday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that the Grizzlies instructed the free agent Brooks, who prodded LeBron James early within the first-round sequence that was in the end misplaced to the Lakers, and shot simply 31 % from the sector within the six-game sequence, that they’d not be retaining him “beneath any circumstances.”

“I’m disillusioned as a result of it appears prefer to me the Grizzlies are attempting to scapegoat this man into their season not being the season they thought it might be,” Sharpe instructed co-host Skip Bayless on FS1’s “Undisputed”.

“Skip, I’m a agency believer, what sort of setting you will have, particularly if it’s sports-related, you both coach a habits otherwise you condone a habits. Now which is it, [Grizzlies coach] Taylor Jenkins? As a result of after they had been chirping final yr, they usually began this final yr, you didn’t say something. The group didn’t get this beneath management.”

Shannon Sharpe sits courtside at Grizzlies-Lakers playoff sport
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Sharpe needed to be separated from Tee Morant, the daddy of Grizzlies star Ja Morant, earlier this season throughout a Lakers-Grizzlies sport, and has typically been essential of the way in which Memphis gamers have carried themselves this yr.

He mentioned that Brooks was the “least” of the Grizzlies’ issues, implying that Ja Morant’s repeated off-court points had been a far larger subject in submarining the crew’s season, and saying straight that Morant is the largest trash-talker on the crew.

“That is some bull-jive,” Sharpe mentioned. “They didn’t lose to the Lakers due to what Dillon Brooks mentioned. Grizzlies have larger points and no one talks greater than Ja.”

Stephen Jackson called 'bulls--t' on the Grizzlies for scapegoating Dillon Brooks.
Stephen Jackson known as ‘bulls–t’ on the Grizzlies for scapegoating Dillon Brooks.
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Jackson, talking on “I Am Athlete,” additionally felt Brooks was unfairly scapegoated.

“For me, I believe it’s bulls–t,” Jackson mentioned.

“Yeah [Brooks] has received a chip on his shoulder. Yeah he mentioned some issues. However he ain’t the primary participant to do this. Ron Artest did it. I did it. Draymond [Green] does it. I don’t perceive, I assume he poked the incorrect bear.”

The Grizzlies are reportedly done with Dillon Brooks, following his clamorous end to the season last Friday — when the Lakers defeated Memphis in six games to close out the first-round playoff series.
The Grizzlies are reportedly accomplished with Dillon Brooks, following his clamorous finish to the season final Friday — when the Lakers defeated Memphis in six video games to shut out the first-round playoff sequence.

The criticism by Sharpe and Jackson echoed that of ESPN NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins and Ringer founder Invoice Simmons, who crushed the Grizzlies for burying Brooks on the way in which out the door on Tuesday.