Ja Morant is an exceptional young talent who has the potential to be the face of the league in the coming years. Making his debut in 2018, Morant had shown his abilities, being a promising player for the Grizzles. While Morant’s draft class had other superstars like Zion Williamson, Luka Doncic, and DeAndre Ayton, Ja is easily one of the top ones on this particular list.
Though due to recent events, Morant’s reputation has seen a downfall. His off-court activities have the Grizzlies as well as the league concerned about the future of the 23-year-old. Not only for Morant, younger prospects have also had the same stain to their good name, early in their careers. Mikey Williams, an 18-year-old prodigy whose future seems to be set as a successful player in the NBA, met with a similar incident to Ja’s.
Ja Morant was allegedly seen showing off a gun on IG Live yesterday 😳 pic.twitter.com/fdhjBbIn9c
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) May 14, 2023
Both the youngsters don’t really share healthy off-court habits. Recently, Morant was seen holding a weapon on his friends’ Instagram Live. This comes after Morant’s similar actions on his own Instagram live stream a few months ago. Whereas Mikey Williams was accused of violating a specific code of law in California and was charged with five felonies. These negatives had a few fans link the incidents to a rap artist.
Ja Morant and Mikey Williams’ relationship with NBA YoungBoy explained
NBA YoungBoy is a famous rap artist, being friends with quite a lot of athletes. His music has been all over the country, though people do believe that his words are misleading the younger generation. Ja Morant has been seen listening to YB’s music pretty often. Mikey Williams on the other hand is also a fan of YoungBoy’s music. While both the players like to vibe to YB’s rap, fans on Twitter believe it to be the cause of the previous incidents.
if y’all wanna know how much influence NBA Youngboy has in this world look no further than Ja Morant & Mikey Williams
— VIRGINIA’S GRANDSON (@rcgoodman_) May 14, 2023
🤣🤣🤣🤣 Ja Morant and Mikey Williams heavily influenced by YB music🤣🤣🤣🤣🤷🏾♂️ these young dummies bruh lmao
— RonGravity™ (@RonGravity) May 14, 2023
While these statements might not be true at all, it does go to tell that YB’s songs have a negative influence. There are quite a lot of rap artists who are friends with athletes. The younger prospects have built such popularity, having big-time artists know their names. The same is for Mikey and Ja, though their game definitely holds more respect than anything.
Recently, Commissioner Adam Silver was heavily disappointed by Ja’s latest scandal. Not only does this put a huge jeopardy on Morant’s future, but it will also affect the league. Morant is the face of the Memphis Grizzlies and a great hope for the team’s future success. Having such great potential, Ja should look to put an end to such behavior off the court. It will be interesting to see how the league will decide to move from Ja’s latest.