JJ Redick Predicts Ja Morant Suspension Length

JJ Redick isn’t as being as critical as some other pundits have been.

BYAlexander Cole
JJ Redick Predicts Ja Morant Suspension Length

JJ Redick has become one of the biggest names in the basketball mediascape. Since his retirement a few years ago, he has gone all in on his The Old Man & The Three podcast. Moreover, he has made regular appearances on First Take. Overall, he has been a huge breath of fresh air on the show as he does a masterful job breaking down the game. Although Stephen A. Smith might not love him, the producers of First Take sure do. That is why he is on at least two to three times a week, especially in the middle of the playoffs.

This week, the NBA is going to be a massive story thanks to the Western Conference and Eastern Conference Finals. However, another NBA-related story has popped up and piqued people's interest. Of course, we are talking about Ja Morant, who was suspended for toting a gun on social media. He had done this a few months ago and was suspended eight games for it. Consequently, there is an expectation that he could get a total of 50 games this time around. Overall, that would be a massive punishment.

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JJ Redick Speaks And Shows Mercy

As far as Redick is concerned, a lot of the numbers being thrown around are simply too much. He doesn't like 50 games, and he certainly doesn't like 25 games either. In the clip up above, he claims that the NBA should just double whatever they gave him the first time. “I do think a 25-game suspension for this is too severe," JJ Redick said. "I would generally start at probably doubling up with the suspension that has already been which was 8 games.” Sixteen games seem like a bit of a light punishment, and a lot of fans agree.

That said, it will be interesting to see what goes down here. The Memphis Grizzlies and the NBA want to protect their image. However, Ja Morant is a star who puts fans in the seats. Overall, it is a difficult situation that is going to be interesting to watch over the coming days. Let us know if you agree with Redick, in the comments down below.

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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.