Fox Sports host Skip Bayless speculated that Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is a gang member after he appeared to flash a gun on an Instagram live video over the weekend.
The Grizzlies lost to the Denver Nuggets 113-97 on Friday night. Morant was seen in the club hours later shirtless while showing off his gun.
On Monday’s Undisputed, Bayless said he had spoken with people around the NBA and speculated if people were giving Ja a pass and whether he might actually be in a gang.
“I’ve called around the league to people I’ve known forever, talking about Ja,” Bayless said. “Because I was so shocked by the IG Live, how brazen it was. And I had several people say to me, ‘well, timeout, are you sure you guys on TV aren’t giving him a pass here?”
“And remember, he’s thrown up the Crips sign. I’ve seen him throw it up two or three times; I’ve probably missed some other times,” Bayless said. “What does that mean? Does that mean he wants to associate with the Crips? Or he got initiated by the Crips? Or he has a dream of being a Crip?”
Rapper Boosie Badazz did not like those comments as he took to Twitter to call him out for suggesting he is a member of the Crips.
“STOP @RealSkipBayless,” Boosie wrote on Twitter later in the day, “Don’t build the narrative that he’s a real gang member SMH HE NOT NO CRIP‼️ HE A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER who made a mistake.”
The Memphis Grizzlies suspended the All-Star indefinitely for waving a gun during an Instagram Live post over the weekend.
Last month, Bayless’ co-host, Shannon Sharpe, blasted Morant after he was in a car that allegedly flashed a laser at members of the Indiana Pacers.
“I wish Ja would realize he’s not a thug,” Sharpe said. “Ja is a really good basketball player. Ja did everything he could to lift himself and his family out of this type of environment and to get away from this, and for some reason, he wants to surround himself with these types of people — why?”
Morant seems to be going through an identity crisis where he wants one foot in the NBA and another one in the streets so people look at him as a gangster. Unfortunately for him, nobody is buying the tough guy act at all.
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