Ja Morant is due to return soon after going to counseling in Florida.
With the Memphis Grizzlies remaining competitive, having him back will provide a boost to the season.
However, former NBA star Stephen Jackson shared a take about Morant recently and now NBA fans are absolutely slamming him for it.
Here is the video of Jackson sending Ja Morant a message. In the clip, the former NBA star claims that Morant “didn’t need to go to counseling.”
Stephen Jackson said Ja Morant didn’t need to go counseling pic.twitter.com/7hiwiAQgfc
— Shannonnn sharpes Burner (PARODY Account) (@shannonsharpeee) March 21, 2023
With everything going on with Ja Morant, talking to a professional certainly doesn’t hurt his situation. Even so, Stephen Jackson feels it’s unnecessary and that the Grizzlies star needs to just “get back to playing basketball.”
Additionally, Jackson clearly doesn’t understand how counseling or therapy works. For that reason, NBA fans couldn’t help but slam him for his take.
This is not how counseling works pls ignore if you take his words seriously
— AvAdoags (@FFSNFL) March 21, 2023
It’s just a very old-school way of thinking.
Hopefully no one in his family is leaning on him for advice.
— Thurgood Marshall Faulk (@RioIsTrio) March 21, 2023
A lot of people are referring back to Shannon Sharpe’s message to Ja Morant as the right message.
Imma side with unc pic.twitter.com/oVuHtGjnTZ
— 𓁛3𓂀 (@3rdreincarnate) March 21, 2023
This might be the best point made in the entire thread.
Going to counseling doesn't mean you have something wrong with you
— know your role and shut your mouth 🤫 (@thescotttt) March 21, 2023
Look, everybody just wants what’s best for Morant. But Stephen Jackson’s advice is an outdated approach.
With that said, hopefully, the Grizzlies star returns to action and stays out of trouble because he is a true joy to watch on the court. We just hope for nothing but the best for Ja Morant.