Ja Morant Responds To Alcoholism Rumors

Ja Morant is being asked a lot of questions this week.

BYAlexander Cole
Los Angeles Lakers v Memphis Grizzlies

Over the past few weeks, Ja Morant has been a key figure throughout the NBA. Overall, the narrative surrounding Morant hasn't exactly been all that complimentary. This is due to the fact that Morant was suspended for eight games after flashing a gun on Instagram Live. Although he did not face any criminal charges, the NBA did not like what this did for its image. Moreover, this came at a time when Morant was being accused of other alleged instances of misconduct. Needless to say, it is easy to see why the NBA sat him down.

Now, however, Morant is going to be back on the floor as of Wednesday. The Memphis Grizzlies will be taking on the Houston Rockets in that game, and it should be an interesting return. That said, the media scrutiny around this game will be quite intense. Even now, Morant is already feeling it as numerous reporters swarmed him today after Grizzlies practice. During the scrum, Morant was asked about his recent visit to a counseling program in Florida. Below, you can see how he was even asked to address the rumors that he is an alcoholic.

Ja Morant Speaks Out

"I don't have an alcohol problem," Ja Morant said matter-of-factly. Overall, this is a rumor that materialized due to some viral videos of Morant drinking on a flight. The video seemed quite harmless, however, the internet decided to make a big thing about it. That is what the internet is good for these days, and Morant has been finding that out the hard way. Either way, it is good to hear this from him directly. You never want to see someone go down a dark bath such as alcohol abuse.

No matter what Morant does to close out the year, he will continue to be a big story. Fans are always drawn to negativity, and there are those who want to see that expand. However, most rational people just want Morant to succeed and have a prosperous time in the league, moving forward. Let us know what you think of all this, in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from the sports world.

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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.