Ja Morant is being targeted by NBA fans and media alike. As we all know, the Memphis Grizzlies star has been put under the microscope after getting into a physical altercation with a 17-year-old boy and even bringing a gun to the scene. Thankfully, no shots were fired and nothing fatal happened.
Nonetheless, Morant’s nonchalance and indifference towards his actions soon caused him to be suspended for 2 games by the Grizzlies organization. Perhaps we should take a closer look at Morant’s earlier life and his days in high school. After all, that could help in providing some explanation for why he is showing a tendency to behave in this manner.
Ja Morant went to Crestwood high school in South Carolina
Fans have undoubtedly heard of all the slander against Ja Morant. Many tried to imply that Morant isn’t really a thug and is more like a fake gangster. Additionally, they pointed out that he has lived a comparatively sheltered life and shouldn’t be acting like a real thug.
Perhaps all of this is simply in Ja’s DNA. He spent his childhood in South Carolina and soon dominated by playing basketball for Crestwood high school, which was a public school. By the time he graduated, Morant was the leading scorer in the history of the institution. The unreal athleticism and talent that we are witnessing today are due to the long hours he spent training in his backyard with his father Tee Morant.
Ja was made to jump on top of large tired and undergo other difficult drills in order to get his game to the next level. His father Tee also played basketball at the college level and was even planning to go professional. However, he changed his mind and became a barber, when his wife soon became pregnant.
In any case, one can argue that Tee’s influence played a huge role in deciding what kind of person Ja has become. His friends who were close to him even before he became well known might also be a problem or influencing Morant to behave in a gangster-like manner. Hopefully, Ja remembers that he became an NBA player to help his family and that several cool thugs would exchange lives with him in an instant.
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