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Colin Cowherd on Ja Morant: 'He's a Fantastic Kid, He's Just Immature'

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Colin Cowherd: “The NBA, and this is on Adam Silver, has long considered college basketball the enemy and that is absolute nonsense. Go to college, be hard-coached, have a schedule, have responsibilities, be a part of a program, not just yourself. Stop using basketball players as ATMs for your personal needs, nourishment, accounts. The bottom line is that Ja Morant failed but so did the Grizzlies, Nike, his father, and the NBA. It’s easy to bury the kid, but at 19 were you ready for fame and fortune? I wasn’t. I came from a divorced family, I didn’t have the ecosystem, I didn’t have the structure for it. Go ahead, bury the kid, he’s a fantastic young player, and my guess is he’s a fantastic kid. He’s just immature, and the basketball culture does too little to fix that.” (Full Segment Above)

Watch Colin Cowherd discuss the Ja Morant fallout, and why he’s going to take the opportunity to defend the embattled 23-year-old Memphis Grizzlies star.

Check out the segment above as Colin explains why he thinks the NBA is doing a bad job at developing their young players as humans, and needs to embrace players receiving the direction and mentorship of a college basketball program.

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