Samuel L. Jackson Reposts Ja Morant Deepfake ‘Coach Carter’ Clip
Jackson caught wind of a viral clip of himself as Coach Carter dealing with Ja Morant.
Ja Morant found himself in trouble again after he flashed a gun in a friend's Instagram Live video. The league is currently determining the consequences, though he has been suspended by the Grizzlies. Morant faced backlash and suspension for a similar incident a few months ago.
In a viral deepfake posted by @citydontit, Morant embodies a character in Samuel L. Jackon's fan-favorite film Coach Carter.
Jackson plays strict Coach Ken Carter, who puts up little-to-no lousy behavior from his players. In the AI-manipulated video, Morant is pictured as Timo Cruz, a hot-headed player who tries to fight the coach, which quickly backfires.
"Do you even know who I am?" the Morant deepfake says.
"From what I can see, a very confused and scared young man," replies Coach Carter.
In his Instagram post, @citydontit wrote, "This what we needed Coach!!" He then posted a picture of Coach Carter grabbing Ja Morant by his jersey, tagging Jackson and saying, "Unk you gotta save em 🥴."
Jackson reposted both the clip and the photo to his IG Stories.