Ja Morant has finally said something about the controversy of the past two weeks. At first, the 23-year-old was charged with hitting a child and getting into a fight with mall security. When NBA fans were still talking about the story, Morant was in an even worse situation.
After the Grizzlies’ best player lost to the Nuggets, he went to Shotgun Willie’s. He showed a gun while he was live on Instagram from the gentlemen’s club. Morant was sent to therapy right away and was kicked out of the league for an undetermined amount of time. Ja Morant’s first interview since the Washington Post first broke the story was last night.
Stephen A. Smith praised Ja Morant on the NBA Countdown for how he dealt with the situation after the Instagram Live leak. He also attacked the 6′ 3″ man very badly, ” but not the point guard’s group of friends.
After Ja Morant’s interview, Stephen A. Smith had a few things to say that were important. First, he praised the rising star for being humble. He explained Morant’s actions by saying the man was “just feeling” rich. Stephen A did warn Ja, though, to be careful of people who think that Ja’s success is also their success. Smith says that you should avoid them at all costs.
“Being humble is a very powerful force. And he’s learned a lesson. I think it’s important that we think about how sorry he was. Even though we should honor it, he is still only 23 years old and a man. He may be a young guy. One could easily say that he was experiencing himself and the people in his life at the same time.”
“When you’re that young and successful, you’ll often feel like yourself,” Stephen A. said. Being around people who act like they are you and are going through the same things you are makes it worse. that they all have the same benefits and comforts and have worked for them. And when you hang out with people like that, you need to look at yourself. And not just for you but also for Ja Morant, who is really the only one who can feed the team.
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Stephen A. Smith teases people who are around Ja Morant
Stephen A. made a lot of sense. His warnings were important, and he gave nice reasons for them. Ja is definitely going to be famous. If he keeps going this way, he’ll eventually be as good as Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. But if they aren’t afraid of ruining what’s in store for him, it’s time for him to cut them out of his inner circle.
On an episode of Undisputed, Shannon Sharpe had already warned Ja Morant about Stephen A. Smith’s group of people. Sharpe had told the Grizzlies’ star player not to act too quickly. He also told him to be careful about the people he hung out with.
Sharpe told Ja Morant that he needs to understand that he is not a thug. Ja is pretty good at basketball. Ja did everything he could to get away from this situation and leave it behind for himself and his family. Moreover, he seems to look for people who fit this description. Why? You’re not hard, buddy. That’s not how you live. There are people in your life who would do anything to be with you.
Moving forward, Morant needs to be much more careful. It makes sense that a young person wouldn’t know how to act like a seasoned veteran. Still, he is no longer able to use his age as an excuse. Even though he is old, the things he did can still be felt today.
The NBA needs role models like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Michael Jordan. Ja Morant stands out because he tries to be aggressive and dangerous. Maybe the last few weeks have shown him enough about what will happen if he keeps going this way.
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