Plaxico Burress had a great career in the NFL where he even won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants. However, his career was derailed for a bit due to a gun charge stemming from an unfortunate incident in a nightclub. Burress had a gun on him and it accidentally went off. Subsequently, Burress suffered a self-inflicted wound. Overall, it was a very embarrassing situation for Burress who became a laughingstock of sorts. Since that time, Burress has been very forthcoming about his mistakes and what not to do.
Now, the NBA is dealing with a player who has been reckless with guns. That player is none other than Ja Morant, who has been suspended indefinitely. Morant flashed a gun while on Instagram Live. At the time, he was at a bar, which made his actions that much more reckless. Many throughout the league are very concerned about him, and it seems like Morant understands that. In fact, Morant has even issued an apology. Additionally, he wants to work on managing stress so that something like this doesn’t happen again in the future.
Plaxico Burress Speaks
As someone who has been in Morant’s shoes, Burress has plenty of advice to offer. On Tuesday morning, he was on The Carton Show where he gave Morant some words of wisdom. “If you can’t learn anything, learn from me,” Burress said. “‘Make better decisions because you really don’t want for him to have that label being that he’s so young. He has the opportunity to be the face of the NBA. He’s that great of a player.” Overall, this is certainly some good advice and poignant analysis. Ja Morant has so much to lose, and it makes no sense for him to be acting this way.
Hopefully, Morant is able to move on from this incident and continue being a great player. He is still incredibly young, and sometimes, you have to make mistakes in order to learn. It’s unfortunate, but all he can do now is make up for what’s happened over these past few weeks. Let us know what you think of Burress’ advice, in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from the sports world.