On Thursday (Dec. 21), Lil Wayne sat down for an interview with Bleacher Report. When asked who could become the face of the NBA after LeBron retires, Weezy threw his full support behind Ja.
“To me I think the obvious answer is Ja,” Wayne said in the video below. “Because the NBA is entertainment. What I mean by that is there was always a Michael Jordan, just like, you know like God. You gonna watch these Atlanta Hawk games just to see what Dominique, just to see if he gonna get ’em one off.”
He continued, “I’m going to watch these Portland games to see if Clyde gonna get him one. Ja’s teams are actually competitive when he’s there and he’s doing his thing.”
This is far from the first time Lil Wayne has shown love and support for Ja Morant. Ja Morant has been suspended twice by the NBA this season for showcasing guns on social media in addition to other incidents. In March, Morant was suspended for eight games, causing Powerade to pull its ad featuring Morant and NLE Choppa. Morant was most recently suspended for flashing a gun on Instagram Live.
“Do y’all know that boy? ‘Cause I don’t,” Lil Wayne said on an episode of the All The Smoke podcast. “I know him from dunking and jumping, and I only started knowing him when I started paying attention to him around his last year of college. He come from like a town with 3,000 people. Like, what? What y’all expect? Y’all gave him $200 million.”
Ja Morant officially returned from his suspension on Tuesday (Dec. 19).
Watch Lil Wayne say Ja Morant should become the face of the NBA below.
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Author: Mackenzie Cummings-Grady