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Jason Whitlock: The Real Reason Ja Morant Avoided a More Serious Suspension

Jason Whitlock: “Adam Silver delayed announcing this 25-game suspension for Ja Morant because he didn’t want to ‘overshadow’ the NBA Finals, and had everyone thinking ‘OH, MAN, HE’S GONNA GET A HALF-SEASON SUSPENSION OR A FULL-SEASON SUSPENSION!’… He got a slap on the wrist. Twenty-five games for his gun-toting, gun-bragging, and trying to be Tupac Shakur. People are acting like this is a one-off incident, and even a two-off incident. There’s all the other allegations. There’s the high school kid saying Ja pulled a gun on him, there’s the incidents from the mall with the reports from the mall security, there’s the Indiana Pacers staffers who say that Ja Morant was in a car that focused a red dot inside of their car threatening them. There’s all of this other stuff related to Ja Morant. Ben Roethlisberger, without any convictions, got a six-game suspension in the NFL from Roger Goodell. Twenty-five games is a slap on the wrist. He’s learned nothing. You turn around and do the same thing two weeks later? He’s learned nothing. Adam Silver is the parent who lets all the high school kids come over and drink beer, smoke weed, and they’re the ‘cool’ parent. They’re the IDIOT parent that is trying to be best friends with their kids rather than the parent. Adam Silver was so petrified about someone playing the race card on him and him getting run out of the NBA the way they did Donald Sterling or the Phoenix Suns owner— he’s afraid to actually discipline his players.” (Full Segment Above)

Watch Jason Whitlock and co-host Steve Kim of ‘Fearless’ discuss news of the 25-game Ja Morant suspension that many in NBA circles considered rather lenient, as Whitlock has a theory on why NBA commissioner Adam Silver went so light on the 23-year-old Memphis Grizzlies star who seemingly dodged a much steeper penalty.

Check out the segment above as Whitlock explains why he thinks Silver was scared of getting the 'race card' played on him if he had thrown the book at a prominent Black athlete in this divisive cultural era, adding that Silver didn’t want to get ‘run out’ of the NBA like disgraced former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling did.

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