Former Chiefs LB Boomer Mays defends Ja Morant amidst the NBA star’s gun and strip club controversy
Ja Morant will take indefinite time off from NBA to enter a counselling program in Florida.
Ja Morant (Image via Sports Illustrated)
The NBA superstar Ja Morant‘s historic rise to stardom has come to a temporary halt ever since the Memphis Grizzlies point guard was caught flashing his gun on his Instagram live during the first week of March. Following the incident, Morant is taking time off indefinitely and entering a counseling program in Florida per multiple reports. Amidst this situation, the Chiefs’ former middle linebacker Boomer Mays comes to the aid of the point guard on social media.
Ja Morant was in Denver for an away game against the Nuggets on March 3. During his stay, the 2-time All-star guard visited the Shotgun Willie’s strip club in Glendale, Colorado. He flashed his firearm on his social media account from this nightclub. Furthermore, according to reports, he also spent around $50,000 during his two visits to the strip club.
This is not the first time the point guard found himself in trouble like this. Previously, Morant was accused of punching a 17-year-old teenager and threatening him with a firearm. Moreover, he was also accused of riding in an SUV from which someone pointed a gun toward the Indiana Pacers traveling staff. Nonetheless, the 6’3″ NBA star has apologized for his actions and vowed to work on himself by taking some time away from the game.
“I take full responsibility for my actions last night,” Morant apologized for his actions in a statement. “I’m sorry to my family, teammates, coaches, fans, partners, the city of Memphis, and the entire Grizzlies organization for letting you down. I’m going to take some time away to get help and work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being.”
Boomer Mays backs Ja Morant amid gun controversy
After the details about Ja Morant’s strip club came to light, many people had several opinions about the issue. While some people thought a young man going to a strip club isn’t wrong, others claimed it is a classless behavior.
But most people at least agreed that flashing the gun was not a good thing on Ja Morant’s part, but the former Chiefs LB Boomer Mays has an entirely different opinion about the situation.
“Whats wrong with having a gun?” tweeted Mays opening up a can of worms about a bigger and more complex issue, i.e, gun control. His tweet warranted replies from people trying to lecture him about what’s wrong with having a gun.
And as for Ja Morant’s situation, the former All-NBA guard doesn’t have a timetable for a return. His absence will certainly hurt the Memphis Grizzlies, who currently have the No.2 seed in the Western Conference.