Memphis Grizzlies has announced that star player Ja Morant will be absent from the team for at least the next two games. The NBA has opened an investigation into a social media video of Morant showing off a gun.
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“We are aware of a social media post involving Ja Morant and are investigating,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement earlier Saturday. The live session featured a rapping Morant, shirtless and holding a gun in his left hand. Morant has been discredited more often in recent weeks because of his behavior. The two games he is now absent seem to be just the beginning of a long period in which he will not appear on the field. Previous incidents of the same nature resulted in much larger suspensions.
Charges against Ja Morant
Ja Morant has to watch at least four more games, his Memphis Grizzlies team has announced. This in response to a video of Morant on social media in which he shows a gun. It also became clear that the Colorado police will not do anything with the charges. “The investigation concludes that no one was threatened with a firearm.” The NBA has not yet announced sanctions. Morant could play again on March 17, although that guarantee cannot yet be given. A more severe punishment may follow.
About Ja Morant
Ja Morant is a rising basketball star who plays as a point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA. He was born on August 10, 1999, in South Carolina, and played college basketball for Murray State. He was selected as the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft and has since made a significant impact on the league. Morant is known for his impressive athleticism, lightning-fast speed, and excellent court vision, making him a dynamic player to watch. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2020 and continues to show great promise in his young career.