Gilbert Arenas has recommendation for Ja Morant after newest gun video
Gilbert Arenas mentioned that Ja Morant hasn’t reached out to him and requested for recommendation after the Grizzlies star’s gun movies surfaced, but when he did, Arenas would cross alongside some perception he discovered all through his controversial NBA profession.
“What would you like? What would you like your legacy to be, what your children are gonna Google someday,” Arenas advised TMZ Sports activities. “I did 99 issues proper. I did one factor flawed — all people remembers the one factor, proper? So would you like your legacy, irrespective of what number of championships you win, what number of scoring titles you win.
“They’re gonna bear in mind this second in time, so it’s a must to do plenty of scrubbing simply to clean the primary a part of the habits. If that’s what you’re prepared to do, then let’s do it.”
Arenas’ incident dates again to late 2009, when he introduced weapons into the Wizards’ locker room amid a dispute with teammate Javaris Crittenton that carried over from a group flight.
Arenas was finally suspended by the NBA for the remainder of the 2009-10 season (50 video games), and he additionally created extra controversy by imitating a capturing movement throughout a group huddle following the preliminary incident.
That has made Arenas a preferred interview topic following Morant’s second video, together with one with the New York Occasions the place Arenas revealed how stunned he was when the second video emerged — not believing, at first, that it was a brand new clip.
“The truth that you retain eager to do the belongings you’re doing, then you should need to see how invincible you suppose you might be,” Arenas advised the New York Occasions about Morant.
Arenas believed that Morant can transfer previous this incident, particularly since, as he advised TMZ Sports activities, there isn’t a sufferer apart from Morant — he’ll dictate his future.
The 41-year-old guard, who hasn’t performed within the NBA since 2011-12, suggested that Morant must discover ways to be a famous person — since they’re “given the keys however not taught tips on how to be one” — similar to LeBron James and Kobe Bryant did.
Arenas cited these two stars as examples for Morant to comply with, including that Bryant was capable of “construct an empire” to encompass him.
“Transfer such as you’re making an attempt to be the president,” Arenas advised TMZ Sports activities. “Transfer such as you’re following LeBron’s footsteps and people guys. Defend your property. Defend your identify. Defend your future.”
Two months after Morant flashed a gun throughout an Instagram Reside video at a strip membership close to Denver on March 4, the Grizzlies guard once more appeared to flash a gun — this time throughout an Instagram Reside video whereas in a automobile on Could 13.
The Grizzlies suspended Morant indefinitely, and in an interview with ESPN, NBA commissioner Adam Silver mentioned that the league is “assuming the worst” and was “shocked” whereas investigating the clip.
“I do know I’ve dissatisfied lots of people who’ve supported me,” Morant mentioned in an announcement after the second video, in keeping with ESPN. “This can be a journey and I acknowledge there may be extra work to do. My phrases could not imply a lot proper now, however I take full accountability for my actions. I’m dedicated to persevering with to work on myself.”