Jah Morant recently entered a counseling program when he was filmed in a video flashing a gun and told to stay away from the Memphis Grizzlies.
Morant said in a recent statement that she is “going to take some time to get help and learn better ways to deal with stress and work on my overall well-being.”
He also got into an argument with a teenager during a basketball game at his home over the summer and brandished a firearm — claiming he acted in self-defense.
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Still, Morant’s behavior has been troubling, and the NBA player has ideas about where it’s coming from.
Patrick Beverley, who now plays for the Chicago Bulls, says Morant’s behavior comes down to his parenting and the type of music he listens to.
Beverley told Barstool Sports earlier this week before turning his back on Morant: “He’s out of his mind. Parenthood, parenthood,” he said.
“Fame and success mixed with a ton of money, mixed with a ton of freedom in the wrong hands, it’s not a good poster,” Beverly said.
Beverly then moved on to the pop culture aspect:
“I think the music has a lot to do with it now. Especially with this culture. Anything with a gun in a video is okay. You know, bling on your teeth. Pants half way down, that’s good. So, that’s it. Once upon a time, a mom in a silk dress on the beach “yeah, baby, let’s party like it’s the 80’s. Everyone’s wearing silk shirts, everyone’s dressed the same. It’s just a product of what we’ve heard.”
“Today’s culture is ‘shoot them, beat them, shoot them, you bend over, I got this amount, I’m on a private plane,’ that’s the younger generation.” Unfortunately, it has to be. It’s supposed to be based on our music, but it’s mostly based on what we’ve been listening to, and that’s it. Eminem came out, and Eminem rapped, “sweaty palms, weak knees, heavy hands,” wearing a hoodie. Back then, everyone was wearing hoodies and big jeans. If Eminem had said, “Yeah, I’m a piper, I’m a belter, I’ve got 12 guns,” every white kid in America would have a “f” in their hand… – They had guns then. .
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Beverley said he will still be training Morant, who is averaging 27 points per game this season.
In February Indiana Pacers announced After an altercation between Morant and Pacers associates, a red laser was pointed at the team from the SUV carrying Morant, which the Pacers believed to be a handgun.
The NBA investigated the incident and determined that “neither person threatened others with a weapon.”
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Memphis is 41-26, good for second place in the Western Conference.