Charles Barkley: “Jay, grow up and realize that maybe you’re the problem”

Charles Barkley: “Jay, grow up and realize that maybe you’re the problem”
Charles Barkley: “Jay, grow up and realize that maybe you’re the problem”

While the 2022/23 season in the NBA is in its crucial stages – around the league they continue to deal with the new incident of Jay Morant, who was again recorded with a gun and may receive a suspension for a long period of time next season. Tonight (between Wednesday and Thursday), before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between Boston and Miami, former star and TNT commentator Charles Barkley criticized and sent a message to the young star of Memphis.

“Ja, you’re not a bully, you’re not a criminal and you’re not a crook,” he said Barclay. “You’re a guy on a $200 million contract when your job is to dribble a dumb ball. You won the lottery. There are people who work all day and make $25,000 a year, they’d kill to be in our place. You have to look in the mirror and tell yourself that maybe you’re the problem.”

“When you make 100 million dollars a year to play basketball – your life changes and there are certain rules and procedures you have to follow, it’s that simple. You can’t do stupid things. If you want to do all these things and give up the money you make – You’re allowed. You can take that position and say, ‘I want to do whatever I want, show my gun and make videos.’ That’s fine, but you can’t make money from the NBA while you’re doing that. I hope he grows up.”

Barkley was also angry at those who support Morant: “We have some idiots on TV that annoy me – they talk about how Jeh should come out in a statement and make it clear that he didn’t break any laws, didn’t do anything wrong and that he’s in a country where you can own guns. Those people They’re just idiots. It drives me crazy.”

Last night, the Grizzlies’ coordinator commented on the incident for the first time: “I know I’ve disappointed a lot of people who supported me. It’s a journey and I’m aware that I still have work ahead of me. My words may not be worth much right now, but I take full responsibility for my actions. I’m committed and will continue to work on who I am”. The NBA commissioner Adam Silver He responded: “I was shocked when I saw Jah’s video.” In the meantime – Morant is suspended from all activities of Memphis, which has already begun its hiatus.

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