Stephen A. Smith to Tee Morant: ‘You’re Not One of His Boys, You’re His Dad’
Ja Morant has reached a bit of a crossroads due to a near-impressively lengthy string of deplorable actions. He can assess the situation and determine that he would rather be the face of the NBA than throw it away. However, we could revisit this after a couple of years and ponder what could have been. Let’s hope that is not the case.
Now, Morant is not with the Memphis Grizzlies and there is no schedule for his return.
This sort of material might be a challenge for sports debate programs thought, as we saw Skip Bayless, of all people, bring up the Crips. Stephen A. Smith took a different approach, equating Morant’s predicament to Allen Iverson’s early years.
Then he offered Ja’s father, Tee Morant, some parenting advice:
“Now in the case of pops, only thing, I’m not throwing any shade on somebody’s parent or anything like that,” Smith said. “I’m simply trying to highlight and illuminate to Tee Morant the importance of him being a dad. You raised him. You helped get him to this point. Make sure that you don’t let anybody get in the way of what he is on the verge of accomplishing. Make sure you do your part to protect him instead of joining in to have a good time like you one of his boys. You’re not one of his boys. You’re his dad.”
The world is at Ja Morant’s fingertips, and he must choose between doing the right thing or jeopardizing what looks to be like a hall-of-fame career when its all said and done.