Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is serving an 8-game suspension for “detrimental conduct” and he was interviewed yesterday by the NBA’s broadcast partner in what appeared to be a total puff piece. Initial reports had Morant seeking help for his issues and yet during the interview it seemed as though everything had been solved and he is now good to go. Aaron Torres thinks it’s ridiculous to think these issues, which have been reported on since last year, were magically healed in just 11 days. Dan Beyer agrees and believes the NBA is willfully ignoring the severity of Morant’s behavior.
Aaron Torres: “This is a pattern of behavior that we know dates back at least a year...this doesn’t get solved in 11 days.”
Dan Beyer: “There is this optic that the NBA and now their broadcast partner are being complicit in trying to sweep this under the rug...”