Fat Joe Says Ja Morant's Father Tee Needs To Step Up Instead Of Getting Drunk At Games
Just about everyone has something to say about Ja Morant, and it's Fat Joe's turn to weigh in. The young Memphis Grizzlies star has been at the center of controversy, first after reports of an altercation with a 17-year-old. The incident reportedly occurred during a pick-up game. Reports stated Morant assaulted the teen and displayed a firearm. Later, the 23-year-old was hit with more trouble after he showed off a gun while on Livestream.
Sports commentators have been dishing out advice to Morant. Shaquille O'Neal, Shannon Sharpe, and Stephen A. Smith have all taken to their platforms to address the ongoing scandal. Others have claimed Morant has put the future of his NBA career in jeopardy in order to look tough. Fat Joe chimed into the conversation, and he had quite a bit to say about Ja's father, Tee Morant.
Fat Joe Shares His Thoughts
"Ja Morant always got his father there. Instead of his father enjoying the scene and getting drunk at the game, he better school his son," said Joe. Tee Morant is often seen at games enjoying himself, and the rapper thinks he's a negative influence. Tee and Shannon Sharpe recently had a tense confrontation at a basketball game. They were able to lay their differences aside.
Like others, Fat Joe also delivered words of guidance to Ja. "Bro, you did not come this far to f*ck your sh*t up. Your family has to really be your family and talk to you. I hope somebody gets him a copy of this because I don't make money off Ja Morant. I'm just telling you the truth."
Joe also advised against the 'keeping to real' persona. He calls it "the dumbest shit I ever heard in my life," warning that this path leads to being broke and jobless. "I don't care how nice he is, he will be playing in Serbia-Montenegro. And his father who likes to go like this and the three-pointer at every game. He better love the game in Turkey."
This is a similar take to that of Shaq, who took a straightforward approach in his message to Ja Morant. Stephen Jackson wanted Ja to know that everyone makes mistakes, but it's how you learn from them and push forward. Check out Fat Joe above.