Shannon Sharpe tees off on Morant apologists after latest gun video

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After Morant’s first gun incident in March, Sharpe declared that it was going to be actions that changed the tenor on the star Grizzlies point guard. So when Sharpe spoke on his morning debate show ‘Undisputed’ on Monday morning, he focused his attention to the fans and people around Morant.

‘I’m mad, I’m upset, I’m disgusted by the people that defended (Morant),’ Sharpe said. ‘Because that’s what got us here.’

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Sharpe went on to describe how people attacked him for critical comments on Morant in March. Other media pundits, including Stephen A. Smith, were skeptical about how quickly Morant returned to the Grizzlies after the team announced he was taking time away on March 4. Morant missed eight games due to an NBA suspension, but six of those games were before the NBA’s announcement.

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Morant’s last suspension had an indirect impact on his chances of making an All-NBA team. Since he didn’t qualify, Morant missed out on a chance to make more than $39 million dollars in additional money on his five-year contract extension he recently signed.

Now, Sharpe thinks that $39 million isn’t the only money Morant is likely to lose, and he blaming people whom he feels enabled Morant.

‘All of the people that said let Ja be Ja, are y’all gonna be the treasurer of that GoFundMe account, because he just lost $39 million because he wasn’t on one of the three All-NBA teams,’ Sharpe said. ‘He’s about to lose another $20-$30 million of these endorsements.’

‘What about to the NBA? What about the Nike? What about the Powerade? I want to know who is going to be the treasurer of that GoFundMe because he is about to lose that NBA contract. He is about to lose that Powerade endorsement.’

Morant was suspended from Grizzlies team activities after the video surfaced Sunday while the NBA looks into the matter.

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