Michael Wilbon is making a shocking family decision after Ja Morant was caught on Instagram Live wielding a gun yet again.
The longtime ESPN personality, who has a young son, revealed that he is prohibiting his family from purchasing Ja Morant’s Nike shoes because of the actions of the Memphis Grizzlies superstar.
“This is up to Ja. This is up to him,” Wilbon said during a discussion with Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose, and Mike Greenberg. “He’s old enough now – he’s not the normal 23, 24-year-old. He’s not. … There are people who could be around him who are gonna have to help lead him out of this. We hear about four or five days, or eight days or whatever at some facility in Florida, that’s a joke. That’s PR. And so you could try to PR your way out of this through other social media forms and all of that. But the question is, is he gonna do the work that is required of himself to get out of this and for this not to be the end?
“Because what’s gonna happen now? Nike gonna pull that shoe? Is Powerade gonna pull that drink? I know in my house, I told Matthew, ‘You can’t have the shoe. I’m not buying that shoe. You’re not buying that shoe. Our money as a family is not going toward that.’ And so I’m not the only one who’s gonna feel that way.”
Morant’s first shoe with Nike was released last month. A new version of the Ja 1 is currently set to be released on May 25.
When Morant said he was stepping away from the team after the March 4 video to get help dealing with stress, Nike stood by him.
After this latest incident, they may reevaluate their relationship with him since he has learned absolutely nothing from the last incident that could’ve cost him everything.
This latest video comes more than two months after Morant filmed himself on Instagram Live holding a gun inside the Shotgun Willie’s strip club in Colorado, which got him suspended for eight games.
Nike had not commented on the latest Morant video as of Monday morning.
For Morant, he has already lost out on millions of dollars as he was not selected in any of the three All-NBA teams. By missing out on an All-NBA selection, Ja Morant has missed out on $39 million.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.