Shannon Sharpe has been a huge critic of the Memphis Grizzlies this season. Overall, a lot of that has to do with the fact that the Grizzlies have been talking a big game all year long. However, they haven’t always been able to back up that talk. In fact, Sharpe got into an altercation with some Grizzlies players during a game against the Lakers. Subsequently, Shannon apologized and he has simply focused on providing analysis of the game. However, players like Ja Morant have made it difficult for Shannon to only talk about the on-court product.

In the last week or so, Morant has been wrapped up in numerous controversies. Firstly, he was accused of threatening a mall cop and threatening a teenager with a gun. Moreover, Morant flashed a gun on Instagram Live while at a strip club. This immediately led to an indefinite suspension that could very well spell the end of his season. Today, on Undisputed, Sharpe was tasked with speaking about the Ja situation. That is when he praised the Grizzlies star for apologizing. Although, he made sure to include a reality check for the burgeoning superstar.

Shannon Sharpe Addresses Ja

“Ja was traveling down a road he didn’t need to be on,” Shannon Sharpe said. “I’m glad it didn’t take something tragic or catastrophic for you to realize the error of your ways.” Following this statement, Sharpe went on to say that if you continue to flash guns on social media, people will want to test whether or not you’re about that life. He even likened it to people getting robbed after flashing their wealth. Overall, it is a very salient point that Morant should certainly keep in mind.

Ultimately, his behavior could lead him down a path of destruction. The NBA is trying to maintain its image, and the Grizzlies want to protect Ja from himself. Although it is a bad situation, it seems like it is being worked out. Hopefully, Morant is able to learn from this, and eventually move on. He is simply too talented of a player to be wasting his NBA opportunity in this way. Stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the sports world.

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