Stephen A. Smith has never minced words in his entire life. Overall, he has no issues with letting a player know when they have messed up. Moreover, he will do it in a way that isn't exactly kind or comforting. Simply put, Smith goes for the most entertaining option, without hesitation. Although some do not like this style, others absolutely love it. After all, Smith is the biggest personality at ESPN. He is keeping the lights on over there, and the network is appreciative of that. No matter what, he will always get ratings.
Of course, today was a big day for First Take and Stephen A. Overall, it was the first show back since Ja Morant got caught with a gun again on Instagram live. Subsequently, Morant has been indefinitely suspended from the team. Moreover, it remains to be seen how long this suspension will last. It could end up just being a few games, or it could be for almost half of a season. Regardless, this is a terrible look for Morant, who has already had these kinds of issues in the past.
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Stephen A. Reacts
On today's episode of First Take, Smith was very adamant about Morant and his behavior. Ultimately, he finds it extremely shortsighted that Ja keeps doing this. Furthermore, he thinks that the Grizzlies star has completely tainted his reputation with these kinds of antics. "Ja Morant has been associated with guns more than he's been associated with winning," Stephen A. said bluntly. While this might be a brutally honest assessment, it is one that some believe Ja needs to hear. At the end of the day, if he keeps this stuff up, he could lose his career in the NBA.
No one knows what is going to happen next, however, whatever it is won't be very good for Ja. He has gotten a second chance, and it has already been squandered. The Grizzlies and Adam Silver will not take that very lightly. Let us know what you think of all this, in the comments section below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the sports world.
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