Ja Morant has once again caught the attention of the basketball community, after another reckless act. A few months back, Morant faced serious consequences and a whole lot of criticism from fans and critics alike. After the news about him punching and flashing a gun at a 17-year-old went viral, all of Morant’s controversies came to light. However, the incident of flashing a gun on social media made the Memphis Grizzlies take strict action.
Morant attended mental health counseling after he was suspended for 8 games in the NBA. He made a public apology and underwent counseling. However, things looked normal for a while, until he made yet another controversial decision. Morant once again flashed a gun on social media, which angered the Grizzlies. They suspended Morant from all team-related activities, and NBA is still investigating the incident.
In light of all that is happening with Morant, the meme is started to flood the internet. Many fans believe that only Coach Carter can fix Morant. Coach Carter is a character portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, who brings in line a bunch of college basketball players. The movie was a huge hit and collected $76 million at the Box Office. Fans used the phrase “What’s your deepest fear?” from the movie for Morant.
“What is your deepest fear young man?”
Ja: Being seen as an upstanding NBA player & positive role model https://t.co/bnAvN9ixTy
— “The ‘Great Negro’ QPill”💥 (@Q_Pilled) May 16, 2023
The only coach who can straighten up Ja Morant pic.twitter.com/0Hcn3XNSZg
— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) May 16, 2023
We need u coach 😂
— Sowutuom Kobe Bryant🏀 (@sowutuom_kobe) May 16, 2023
Coach Carter prolly the only one that can save Ja Morant
— DʀᴇSᴋɪ (@Dreskioo) May 15, 2023
What’s your deepest fear Mr. Morant?
8 000 pushups. https://t.co/WC0i02SvRu
— Stay Dangerous🎶🇨🇩🔬 (@eph7a) May 16, 2023
— DAS_SLEEPY (@IsDullesFly) May 16, 2023
Morant is certainly making huge headlines, similar to the character in the movie Timo Cruz. Who does not pay attention to his life on and off the court. Coach Carter indulges the players, that their performances on the court are not everything. The players need to be the same way outside the court as well, being good and contributing to society. That the players have responsibilities outside the court.
What makes Samuel L. Jackson’s character in ‘Coach Carter’ so special?
With severe punishment for Morant on the way, it wouldn’t do him any good if he doesn’t learn from it. Basketball fans are aware of the movie “Coach Carter,” where the new basketball coach (Samuel L. Jackson) teaches discipline through rigorous training methods. Fans believe that only he can do a good job at bringing him back on track in his professional career.
In the movie, Coach Carter makes the players go through a huge amount of drills if the players break the contract. With this, the players eventually started to get in line and follow his instructions. This eventually changed all their lives, something Morant needs right now. Hence, if anybody is qualified to bring Ja Morant on the right track it would certainly be him.