The NBA world is reacting to the news of Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant’s 25-game suspension for the 2023-24 season.
Most everyone expected him to miss dozens of games and many thought he’d sit out of more than 25.
In fact, some thought he’d be sidelined for more than half of the season.
But Colin Cowherd believes the punishment is appropriate for Morant’s actions.
Cowherd made his thoughts known online, via The Volume.
He said the 25 games “feels fair to me” and that sometimes a punishment like this is needed to help someone grow up and get their lives back on track.
"25 games feels fair to me"
— The Volume (@TheVolumeSports) June 16, 2023
Cowherd’s words are similar to those of many others.
There are few people who can deny the amazing talent of Morant.
But those same people admit that he is putting everything at risk by acting the way he has.
If he is not able to reel himself in and stop doing these sorts of things, he will tarnish his legacy forever and perhaps lose his chance to play in the league.
One of the big questions about Morant’s suspension is how it’ll affect the rest of the team.
The Grizzlies ended the 2022-23 season as the second-best team in the Western Conference.
Will they be able to get close to that again without Morant for at least 25 games?
Cowherd and many analysts have strongly criticized Morant for his actions.
But they have also consistently said that he can turn a corner and become a better, more determined person with serious dedication and hard work.
It’s clear that all NBA fans and analysts really want Morant to succeed, even if they aren’t regularly rooting for his team.NEXT: The NBA Reveals Ja Morant's Suspension