The controversy surrounding Ja Morant continues as various famous personalities comment on the ongoing drama. It all started when Morant held a weapon on his Instagram live stream a few months ago. The 23-year-old was suspended following the incident. Not a while later, Morant was seen holding a weapon yet again. Whereas the only difference this time was, he was on his friend’s Instagram live stream. The league as well as his team, the Memphis Grizzlies took this incident into deep speculations.
Morant was not expected to repeat the same mistake. Following the Grizzlies’ elimination from the second round, the team had just started planning out the next season when Ja was caught with the same mistake yet again. Morant did hold himself accountable, though this incident had put a rough stain on his reputation. Various critics as well as players reacted to this controversy. Recently, Lil Wayne had his opinions on Morant’s background.
Lil Wayne defends Ja Morant amidst all the negativity on social media
The All-Time legend, Lil Wayne talked about Morant’s background. Looking at the ongoing controversy, Lil Wayne believed Ja’s upbringing wasn’t around a suitable environment. “I know him from dunking and jumping, and I only started knowing him when I started paying attention to him last year in college. He come from like a town of 3000 people.”, said Wayne. Morant’s hometown is Delzell, located in South Carolina. The town’s population is indeed around 3000, where little Ja grew up.
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His father played semi-professionally and was also teammates with Ray Allen. Morant spent his childhood playing in his backyard with his father. Wayne went on to say that it is not Ja’s fault exactly for his mistakes. “Like what? you gave him 200 million dollars, I just said a town of 3000 people. Do you expect him to be responsible? Nah, we trippin then. Now we trippin…”, added Wayne. Going deeper into the controversy, Ja wasn’t always seen as such a person off the court.
His recent actions were pretty unexpected, and no fan would have known Morant’s negative surroundings. Ja has to be around a more positive environment, or the young man might not have a great future ahead. His endorsement deals with brands such as Nike and Coca-Cola have already been affected by his recent actions. Though Lil Wayne makes a good point, talking about Ja’s upbringing, and being a valuable player for not only his team but also the league, Morant has to take matters under his best of control.