Ja Morant Dubbed "Ja Warrant" By NBA Twitter

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Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies brings the ball up court during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at FedExForum on February 28, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

Twitter can be a brutal place.

Ja Morant is currently the biggest story in the NBA right now. Overall, this is not a good thing as his newsworthiness has nothing to do with his play on the court. Instead, Morant has been scrutinized for a bevy of headlines that put his judgment into question. Firstly, he was accused of threatening a teenager with a gun. Moreover, he was accused of threatening a mall security guard. The straw that broke the camel's back, however, was Ja waving a gun around on Instagram Live.

Since that incident, the league has taken some serious action against Morant. He has subsequently been suspended indefinitely, and there is a real fear that he will miss the rest of the season. Moreover, if it was revealed that he brought a gun on the team plane or in the locker room, he may get the Gilbert Arenas treatment. Needless to say, this is a truly horrible look for both Morant and the Grizzlies.

Ja Morant In Trouble

Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies goes to the basket during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at FedExForum on February 28, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

As you can imagine, Twitter has been rushing to make jokes about the situation. Mostly, the internet has been coming up with nicknames for Morant. The first nickname to pop up was "Ja Wick" which is a play on the infamous John Wick character. However, there is another nickname that seems to be sticking out a lot more. In fact, this nickname has been trending on social media over the past day or so. The nickname in question is "Ja Warrant," which, unfortunately, is a pretty clever rhyme.

In the tweets down below, you can see various fans and NBA Twitter users commenting on the "Ja Warrant" name. Others have been using it in jest, and in some cases, earnest. At the end of the day, this is some of the worst publicity one can get. Overall, it showcases a fall from grace for Morant. However, there is still time to fix his behavior and rehabilitate his image. Hopefully, the young man will take that process seriously.


About The Author
Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.