Once again the Memphis Grizzlies star, Ja Morant finds himself in trouble after repeating a similar incident 2 months earlier. It is a huge headache for the Grizzlies, who have their young stars out of control. The Grizzlies suspended Morant, after he publicly flashed a gun on social media, partying in a strip club in Denver. It brought him huge criticism after his string of controversial acts came to light. Needless to say, he is back at it.
Ja Morant underwent mental health counseling after all the controversial acts he was involved in came to light. However, the tipping point was when he flashed a gun in Denver, which saw the Grizzlies take swift action against him. Morant once again flashed a gun on Instagram Live, while sitting beside his friend, Davonte Pack. The viral video now deleted, caught the eye of many, and one in particular a former NBA player who decided to troll him.
Kwame brown roasting Ja Morant and his friend Davonte Pack🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/BgVUDRJo5b
— j.b (@Ridethewave42) May 14, 2023
Kwame Brown, a No.1 Draft pick in the NBA, now retired, decided to roast him and his friend. Brown referred Morant to be trying to copy Gilbert Arenas, who once brought 4 unloaded guns to the Wizards locker room.“You wanna be the new Gilbert Arenas? You wanna be the new motherfucking Gilbert Arenas. It’s just fu**ed up-ass culture where a black man just can’t be a fu**ing black man. He gotta be a dumb ni**a, pulling out guns and shit just because he’s listening to a goddamn song,” said Brown in the monologue.
Arenas was famous for the scandalous incident, where he told he had 500 guns, as he was a gun enthusiast. As for Ja Morant, he seems to be trying to be someone he is not, and many fans advise cutting ties with Davonte Pack.
Gilbert Arenas brought a gun into the Washington Wizards locker room in 2009
Former NBA player, Gilbert Arenas, was an electrifying player during his time in the league. However, a gun incident derailed his entire career. Something similar to the path Morant is paving for himself. Back in 2009, Arenas brought a gun to the Wizards’ locker room and was involved with Javaris Crittenton. Javaris indulged in a game of Booray, which involved huge amounts of money.
Eventually, Javaris was playing the game on the team flight along with his new teammates. However, Javaris was not having any luck in the game. Arenas joined after a while and saw that Javaris was up against the wall in the game. Arenas decided to trash-talk him, which escalated Javaris’ temper, and saw him lose all the money to JaVale McGee. McGee denied Javaris the opportunity to win back his lost money.
Gilbert continued to trash-talk Javaris, and eventually, tempers flared. Javaris threatened Arenas that he would shoot him down. In December, Arenas brought four unloaded guns to the locker room, to call Javaris’ bluff. Javaris refused to take Arenas’ gun, and took out his own, and pointed it at Arenas. The players left the scene, as they felt that there would be a showdown.
Eventually, then-NBA commissioner David Stern decided to suspend both players. Javaris accidentally killed a civilian, while on suspension. He was charged with manslaughter. Arenas on the other hand was charged with illegal possession of the gun and didn’t play basketball for 2 years.