Shannon Sharpe just wants Ja Morant to stop trying to be from the streets and do what he does well and that is play basketball.
The latest incident involving the Grizzlies superstar is his acquaintances allegedly “aggressively confronted” members of the Indiana Pacers staff after their game at the FedExForum last month. The group, according to The Athletic’s Bob Kravitz and Sam Amick, then allegedly trained a red laser on the Pacers staff.
Morant was reportedly in the SUV as this was going on.
“We felt we were in grave danger,” one person told The Athletic.
The incident took place after what was a contentious game on Jan. 29th. The game had to be halted as one of Morant’s longtime friends, Davonte Pack, walked out onto the court and started yelling at Pacers players. Pack was removed from the floor after he, along with Morant’s father, Tee Morant, and members of both teams “verbally sparred.”
On Monday’s edition of ‘The Undisputed,’ Shannon Sharpe led Morant know that nobody views him as a thug and he is going to get himself or somebody in his family hurt by acting the way that he does.
“You pretend like you hard, but you not.”
“I wish Ja would realize he’s not a thug,” Sharpe said on his “Undisputed” show. “Ja is a really good basketball player. Ja did everything he could to lift himself and his family out of this environment and to get away from this. And for some reason, he wants to surround himself with these types of people. Why? Bruh, you not hard. That’s not your life. People that [are] in that life would give anything to be in your life.”
“For some reason, you got a $200 million contract, and you want people in the NBA to think you hood,” Sharpe said. “To think you gangster because you roll with these types of people. Bruh, you putting yourself in harm’s way when you don’t have to!
“Nobody looks at you, Ja, and thinks, ‘man, that’s a thug; he hood. He down, he ’bout that.’ You not! Stop pretending! All you do is yap and talk about, ‘oh, I’m going to let him live and see another day; I’m going to do this.’ You not gonna do nothing! What you gon’ do is get yourself in trouble. Put yourself and your family in harm’s way when you don’t have to!”
Sharpe, himself, was involved in an on-court incident with the Grizzlies in January, in which he had to be separated from Morant’s father, Tee. They would eventually make-up.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.