In an exclusive one-on-one interview that only your agent would recommend, Ja Morant confessed. Morant stated that the gun he was showing off in a video taken inside a strip club wasn’t his.
If true, Morant’s admission makes what he did even worse. Not only did you brandish a gun in a strip club and film it for the entire world to see. You borrowed your friend’s gun to do so. What a bitch move…
I don’t even want to believe it. I want to respect Ja more than this. It would almost be better if he just said it was his. Who cares if he does own a gun, a lot of people do.
Hell, the people who founded this country thought it was the second most important thing to make a rule about. Women and minorities rights? It can wait, we can’t waste anymore ink without making it legal for everyone to own a killing machine.
Ja Morant sat down with @JalenRose in an exclusive interview about the incident that led to his suspension and his path forward. pic.twitter.com/t1WwL5dvrQ
— ESPN (@espn) March 15, 2023
“The gun wasn’t mine,” Morant said. “It’s not who I am. I don’t condone any type of violence, but I take full responsibility for my actions.”
Not who I am? That’s interesting because there isn’t just one or two but three stories of Morant and/or his entourage threatening violence.
Now people can change. And Morant recently went to counseling to try and make that happen. I sure hope he does. This dude could be a legitimate superstar in the NBA.
A highly talented guard on an up-and-coming team like Memphis. Yeah, that’s easy for fans and the media to get behind.
Off the Court is Important Too
But Ja Morant can’t just be skilled on the court. He has to learn to be cleaner off of it as well. There’s a reason guys like LeBron James and Steph Curry are household names outside of their basketball ability.
What’s a flaw of LeBron’s off the court? He was the movie star in a horrible remake?
His biggest knock is representing a bad sandwich shop. Subway is terrible.
You may not like LeBron or the way he carries himself. But he’s not out here flashing guns on Instagram or threatening a worker at a shoe store. Neither is Curry. His biggest knock is representing a bad sandwich shop. Subway is terrible.
And the NBA will need fresh young faces to lead them in the future. The league has Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, and Nikola Jokic, but those guys all have one thing in common. They aren’t American.
Say what you will but that does kind of matter. Especially from a marketing standpoint.
The NBA does have guys like Jayson Tatum and Devin Booker but adding Morant to the mix would be a significant boost.
I hope Morant gets his act together and does what he said he wants to do. Change the narrative. If so, he can do to it like he does to most opponents, put it behind him.
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