Former NBA player Kendrick Perkins suggested thatJa Morant should consider leaving the Memphis Grizzlies after his recent off-the-court controversies. The 2020 Rookie of the Year is once again in trouble after he was spotted with a gun in an Instagram live of his friend. He has been suspended from the Grizzlies since May, but the league is still to announce a suspension for him. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, in the press conference prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals, stated that the suspension for Morant will only be announced after the Finals.
In the past, Perkins has heaped high praise on Ja Morant and his game. However, on this occasion, he provided a suggestion that moving away from the city of Memphis would be best for the young guard’s career. The two-time All-Star is one of the best talents in the league but has been faced with a lot of problems off the court this past season.
Speaking about Ja Morant and his situation on “First Take” Perkins said, “The guy is so box office, hell his shoes sold out in I believe less than 48 hours or a day when they dropped, so the kids still love him, he’s a generational talent.”
While Perkins still trusts in Morant’s talent he had this crucial advice: “I believe he’s still gonna be in the league for a very very very long time, but if another incident like this happens and the way that this has transpired back to back incidents, I’m ready to say right now that I think Ja Morant, it might be best for him to actually get out of Memphis and go to a different organization for his own well-being.”
Ja Morant is jeopardizing a sensational NBA career
Morant has been one of the best point guards in the league since he was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019. His athletic ability and scoring around the rim have helped the Western Conference team become one of the best sides in the league. In just four years, Morant has already made two All-Star appearances and was also part of the All-NBA second team last season. He was a strong favorite to make one of the All-NBA teams, but his off-the-court problems contributed to him missing out on that.
Although the suspension is not great news for Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies, it certainly gives the young sensation time to work on himself. He is a terrific talent, but if he is not able to contain himself outside of the court, things could get worse for him.
Nikhil is an NFL editor at FirstSportz. He has more than two years of experience in the sports industry pertaining to various departments that include Marketing and Communications, Social Media, Content Analysis & Writer.
Currently intrigued by the sport of American football and the NFL. He is on a quest to understand why and how does this sport connects so deeply with people.
An eternal sports lover, he has a curious mind to learn about different sports and their different sides right from its different domains pertaining to sports business, sports management, and on-field play analysis. When he is not following his love for sports, he is busy following his other endeavors like movies, anime, books, and trekking.
FirstSportz is the First Stop for all sports fanatics. Starting in 2019, we initially covered Olympic Sports, but in 2021 we added every other sport which you might be looking for, like NFL, Golf, MLB, WWE Cricket, Football, Tennis, Esports, NBA, MMA and more.