No matter their opinion of him, most NBA fans agree that Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies made a huge mistake a few weeks ago when he posted a video of himself brandishing a gun in a nightclub.
The move by Morant has jeopardized his sponsorship deals, his relationship with the team, and his future in the NBA.
Because of this, Morant has taken himself out of the league for the time being, seeking help from a counseling program in Florida for the foreseeable future.
Even though many people were critical of his actions leading up to this, most are very supportive of this choice and think it is a mature and healthy thing to do.
Skip Bayless was on ESPN and had nothing but praise for Morant’s decision.
“This feels like Ja will be away for the rest of the season and will come back a new man next season,” Bayless said on Undisputed.
"This feels like Ja will be away for the rest of the season and will come back a new man next season."
— @RealSkipBayless on Ja Morant reportedly entering a counseling program pic.twitter.com/Cl18RrqtMu
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) March 14, 2023
Bayless noted that Morant stepped up and took the blame for his actions and also chose to depart from his team in order to work on his personal life.
That shows a level of sincerity and maturity, according to Bayless.
Bayless isn’t the first person to suggest that Morant could miss the rest of 2022-23.
In fact, numerous analysts and fans assume that the Grizzlies will be without their lead star for the rest of the regular season and even the playoffs too.
While that would certainly harm their chances of making the Finals, it would do well for them in the long run because it would make Morant healthier, smarter, and a better person and player.
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