Stephen A. Smith criticizes Ja Morant's suspension and the impact on the Memphis Grizzlies.
Stephen A. Smith didn't hold back when discussing Ja Morant's suspension and its impact on the Memphis Grizzlies' disappointing 0-5 start to the season.
Smith began by acknowledging Morant's significance on and off the court, highlighting the Grizzlies' 64% win rate when he plays.
He also clarified that Morant didn't commit any crimes but failed to meet the NBA's conduct expectations.
Ja Morant, not just his significance and the fact that they win 64% of their games when he's on the basketball court.
It has me thinking about him on a personal level. You see, at the end of the day, you were the man
At the end of the day, the NBA told you what they needed you to do and how they needed you to conduct yourself because guess what?
They're an iconic brand and this is how they run their business and they don't want their bottom line compromised.