Paul Pierce might want to step away from social media. Pierce has spoken out in defense of Ja Morant amid backlash the young NBA star has received after brandishing a gun on Instagram Live over the weekend.
On Sunday, he attributed Ja’s possession of a firearm to the dangers professional athletes face as targets in society.
“I don’t care what y’all say about Ja,” the 45-year-old wrote on Twitter before referencing his own experience of surviving a near-fatal attack during his early years in the league. “I carried a gun after I was stabbed y’all don’t know what he going thru everyone got something to say until u really know what’s really going on in someone life when u black and rich u a target period,” Pierce added.
He got blasted for his insane opinion, but it did not stop him from speaking up again.
On Tuesday, Pierce took to Twitter yet again and stated that rappers get glorified for waving guns in videos all the time. He also wanted to know what law Ja broke by taking his gun out.
As far as what crime he committed, Colorado police on Monday were “investigating Morant’s actions and whether he may have broken any laws.” The police have updated the situation and announced they would not press charges.
One person who does not like Pierce’s comments is Shannon Sharpe.
Capt. Jamie Dillon said police did not receive any calls or complaints about Morant, but they started looking into the matter on Saturday “after learning about the video circulating online.”
The Grizzlies announced Saturday that Morant will be away from the team for at least the next two games and have since stated he will miss at least four more.. Morant apologized for his actions in a statement, saying he plans to “get help and work on learning better methods for dealing with stress and my overall well-being.”
The 23-year-old has been in the news for his off-court actions recently. He has also been accused of assaulting and flashing a gun at a 17-year-old during a pickup basketball game. Days later, he allegedly showed up to a mall with nine people to confront a Finish Line employee who got into argument with his mom after she called him.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.