Paul Pierce is coming to the defense of NBA superstar Ja Morant by comparing the star’s recent gun situation with rappers who bear arms in their music videos.

On Tuesday (March 7) Paul Pierce took to Twitter to elaborate on his comparison between both scenarios. “But we glorify and normalize all the rappers who do it and get paid from waiving Guns in rap videos making millions,” Pierce tweeted. “I’m trying to understand make this make since, what crime did he commit [Pondering face emoji].

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This is the second time Paul Pierce has came to the defense of Ja Morant in the last week. On Sunday (March 5), Paul Pierce talked about how he carried a gun with him after he was stabbed multiple times in 2000, according to ABC News.

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“I don’t care what y’all say about Ja I carried a gun after I was stabbed y’all don’t know what he going thru everyone got something to say until u really know what’s really going on in someone life when u black and rich u a target period,” Paul Pierce tweeted.

Check out both sets of tweets below:

Paul Pierce isn’t the only person currently defending Ja Morant. Rapper Boosie Badazz called out sports host Skip Bayless on Twitter on Tuesday (March 7) for assuming that Ja Morant was a Crip member.

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“STOP @RealSkipBayless Don’t build the narrative that he’s a real gang member SMH HE NOT NO CRIP HE A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER who made a mistake,” Boosie emphasized toward the brash media member.

Skip Bayless made the troubling comments about the Grizzlies superstar on Monday’s episode of of UNDISPUTED on FS1.

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They’re asking me, ‘Are you sure he’s not that?’ Like, that’s just who he is, that he is about that life.’ And remember, he’s thrown up the Crips sign, I’ve seen him throw it up two or three times, I’ve probably missed some other times,” Skip said.

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“What does that mean? Does that mean he wants to associate with the Crips? Or he got initiated by the Crips? Or he has a dream of being a Crip? I don’t know. I’m just throwing this out.

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The 23-year-old All Star went on Instagram Live early Saturday (March 4) and could be seen brandishing a gun while allegedly at a strip club after his team lost to the Denver Nuggets. Morant was suspended for two games and could potentially face a 50-game suspension for violating guidelines included in the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement.