Stephen Jackson Calls Ja Morant A “Moron”

Stephen Jackson defended Ja a few months ago.

BYAlexander Cole
Stephen Jackson Calls Ja Morant A “Moron”

Stephen Jackson is a former NBA player who went through a lot in his career. Although he made some mistakes, he was able to eventually redeem himself. Now, he offers advice to the young players in the NBA who may follow in his footsteps. Overall, this is a very noble goal, as he could very well prevent a player from making a life-altering mistake. Moreover, he is seen as an OG in NBA spaces, which gives him that much more authority when speaking on certain topics.

A few months ago, when Ja Morant got in trouble for toting a gun at a Colorado strip club, Stephen Jackson defended Morant. At the time, he noted that it was a mistake and that Ja can still get his head right. However, Ja ended up making the exact same mistake over the weekend. This led to criticism pointed in Jackson's direction. That said, Jackson is owning up to his role in defending Morant. During an episode of the I Am Athlete podcast, Jackson was very blunt about Ja's behavior.

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“I was one guy that actually went to bat for him because I’ve been a guy who thrown a lot of money at a young age and made a mistake,” Jackson said. “… All the people like me that was taking up for him that said it was a mistake, (that) he’s a young kid, we can’t go to bat for him this time. This was the dumbest thing he could’ve done. This is a moron move. His parents should be embarrassed.” These are some very strong words. However, it aligns with how many throughout the NBA world are feeling right about now.

At the end of the day, Stephen Jackson is not responsible for what happened here. Although, you can tell just how much he cares about the young stars of the NBA, which is admirable. Hopefully, Ja Morant is able to get some help so he can fully focus on basketball, moving forward. Let us know what you think of this situation, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest news from around 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.