Tee Morant, the father of NBA superstar Ja Morant, addresses his son’s recent controversies and offered a few words of wisdom to young kids at a basketball camp in New Orleans.
“Make sure anytime y’all anywhere, know the capabilities of everybody around you,” Morant said. He prefaced the conversation with “speaking for my son” when discussing the significance of your choices.
One of the topics the kids reportedly asked about was how to handle people talking about you.
Morant stated “My son didn’t get in trouble for the people around him, he got in trouble for his decisions so, always be mindful of every decision y’all [are making]. Because, it could pretty much, take over you and can consume you and make you think that you’re who you’re not.”
He added, “Any time y’all are anywhere, just think everything is looking at you, everything is magnified. The smallest thing you can do can make the biggest difference in your life.”
The Grizzlies guard has had a string of off-court issues including flashing a gun on Instagram live which he received a 25-game suspension from the NBA. He checked himself into a clinic for stress management in March following a nightclub incident where he can be seen carrying a gun.
Ja Morant is scheduled to appear in court on Oct.12 for a countersuit after being named in a lawsuit along with a friend who was arrested at his home for assaulting a teen.