Kwame Brown, a former No. 1 overall pick for the Washington Wizards who played in the NBA from 2001 to 2013, was among those reacting to the latest Ja Morant gun drama.
The Memphis Grizzlies suspended Morant from all team activities after the young point guard was seen displaying a gun on an Instagram live stream on Saturday. Morant was seen in the passenger seat of a vehicle and dancing on camera before displaying the weapon. The camera abruptly moved away from Morant once the gun was displayed.
Brown reacted Sunday night in a video posted to social media.
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“So, Ja Morant, you like to play with guns, huh? You like to play with guns, huh, boy? You like to play with guns. So instead of sitting at home buying all the guns you want, play with all the guns you want off camera, you want to get in trouble for having a gun in a club, goofing off, apologizing, showing a gun on Instagram Live,” Brown said. “I’ve heard of NBA Youngboy, but you’re the dumbest kid in the NBA. You’ve got to be the dumbest mom in the league.”
“You were promised $231 million and you want to be a fucking thug? It’s okay that you have a gun. You have a right, you have a Second Amendment right to have a gun, but what the hell?” Shit, do you still bring it out threatening? What happens to all this music you keep listening to? Is this music putting you in a trance, idiot? Why is that music going to cost you your f–? -ing race.”
Brown said Morant doesn’t have real friends and needs to surround himself with people who will tell him he’s doing questionable things.
GRIZZLIES’ JA MORANT APPEARS FLASH GUN ON LIVESTREAM, SUSPENDED FROM TEAM ACTIVITIES
“You’re going to be hanging around with (N-word) all day listening to music in the backyard of a g– d— shack if you’re still a jacka–. You’re a dumb NBA kid and your friends don’t they’re your g– d— friends. I’ve done stupid things before. You know when I notice a true friend? A true friend, they’ll tell you when you’re down and won’t argue with you, but they just won’t participate and go with you on the bulls — See, a true friend doesn’t keep telling a man what’s right and what’s wrong, you let them make up their own mind.
“I wouldn’t be a friend in the car next to you recording you doing something stupid. That (N-word) who took that cell phone and knew you had a gun and was dumb enough to put it on camera, should have never been recording your silly, because you’re a silly NBA kid. Thank God you can shoot a b– d— basketball and you can jump, because that’s all you can do. Your brain is f—ed up.”
Brown warned Morant that he will play basketball at the Pelican Bay prison if he continues down the path he is taking.
“All you’re doing is making yourself look stupid,” Brown added. “You are lowering yourself to the level of your mother friends and they are not your friends.”
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Morant was suspended for eight games after displaying a weapon at a Denver nightclub in March. He checked into a stress management facility.