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"You know this game over" - Shannon Sharpe reveals how an overconfident Desmond Bane wasn't able to back up his trash talk against the Los Angeles Lakers

Shannon Sharpe resumes his beef with Memphis Grizzlies by revealing his brief conversation with Desmond Bane
Desmond Bane & Shannon Sharpe

Desmond Bane & Shannon Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe is in no mood to stop his beef with Memphis Grizzlies, and after Dillon Brooks, sharpshooter Desmond Bane had to face the wrath of the NFL Hall of Famer. 

Days after he got into a heated exchange with Brooks, Steve Adams, and Ja Morant's dad, Sharpe revealed what 24-year-old Memphis' shooting guard told him in the dying minutes of the Lakers vs. Grizzlies game.

Sharpe revealed on the latest episode of Fox Sports' Undisputed, "It was, like, 10 seconds before he got the ball stolen…he (Desmond Bane) comes over, he looks dead in my eye, he said, 'You know this game over.' I say, 'Either we're gonna win it in regulation with LeBron (James) 3 or we're (Los Angeles Lakers) gonna get you to overtime, but we're winning this game.'"

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While the legendary Tight End has been a big fan of Grizzlies youngsters making bold and loud claims, this was just one example of how badly they might get trolled for failing to deliver on their hype.

How did Bane fail to live up to his verbal banter against Shannon Sharpe?

Although Shannon Sharpe's prediction did not entirely come true as the Lakers ended the Grizzlies' 11-game losing streak courtesy of German International, Dennis Schroder, this just goes to show how badly Desmond Bane was trolled for failing to back up his claim.

Schroder not only bullied and snatched the ball away from the hands of Desmond Bane in the last 20 seconds of the game but even caused an 'and-1,' ensuring that the Lakers take a one-point lead in the final seconds. Right before this play, Sharpe claims to have this brief chat with Bane.

However, this is not the first or the last time any Grizzlies players have voiced an overconfident approach. Talking smack only works in your favor when you can live to the moment and back up your trash talk. In this case, Desmond wasn't. But if the Grizzlies can perform well in the postseason, who knows the verbal banter we might witness when the playoffs start when everything becomes much more intense.

How has Bane played for the Grizzlies this season?

Drafted in 2020 as the 30th overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies, Desmond Bane is currently experiencing his best form in the 2022-23 season. While his career average is just 15.0 points per game, Bane has averaged 21.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game at an efficiency rate of 90.6% from the Free Throw line and 45.9% from the field this season. Moreover, he is averaging more than three 3-pointers per game in the 2022-23 season.

With a record of 31-16, the Grizzlies are second in the Western Conference, having a 3-game losing streak. Will we witness them beat the Golden State Warriors to break it?

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