A well-known Memphis-based rapper called BlocBoy JB has voiced out his thoughts and defended Ja Morant despite the recent criticism against him. Fans will certainly be aware of the current situation. The Grizzlies star has been suspended and is the subject of scrutiny after flashing a gun yet again while on social media.
This is clearly a bad impression to set and the same thing that the Grizzlies tried to prevent by making him attend counseling toward the end of last season. Many have gone on the attack against him by claiming Ja is a public figure and should behave in a befitting manner.
Although this is certainly a valid point. BlocBoy JB decided to share his opinion even though the majority of people seemed to be against Ja. Since all sides to an event should be discussed, let us take a closer look at what Blockboy had to say on this subject.
BlocBoy JB insists that Ja Morant is not at fault
Ordinary fans might not be able to get their messages across as well when compared to celebrities. James Lee Baker who is better known as BlocBoy JB is a well-known rapper in the United States. His songs such as “Look Alive” and “Shoot” have contributed greatly to his success and popularity.
While the number of people defending Ja seems to be dwindling with each passing incident, BlocBoy remains steadfast and maintains the perspective that Morant hasn’t done anything wrong. JB even shared a post on Instagram with a caption indicating his stance.
“GUNS ARE NOT ILLEGAL IF HE TURNT IN HIS CAR WITH HIS GUN DATS IN HIS NAME IN HIS YARD AND SOMEBODY RECORDED HIM DAT AIN’T ON HIM…FREE JA.”
BlocBoy JB defends Ja Morant, “FREE JA”. pic.twitter.com/G3zXZ54afi
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) May 15, 2023
The message isn’t very aptly conveyed. However, we certainly get the gist of it. Nothing serious has happened to Ja so far because he hasn’t don’t anything serious with his gun. Moreover, several places in the United States allow for the carrying of firearms. Therefore, Morant wasn’t breaking the law by merely possessing a firearm.
That seems to be BlocBoy’s logic and it is undoubtedly valid to an extent. Nonetheless, we shouldn’t forget that Ja has reportedly used guns and other accessories in order to intimidate people in the past. Since the law encourages using weapons carefully and in self-defense, Morant could still be in some trouble for his behavior.
All of this spells trouble for Ja. He hasn’t been the model citizen that the NBA were expecting and has been suspended indefinitely pending a league review.