About two months ago, the Memphis Grizzlies suspended Ja Morant after he flashed a gun on social media. The incident caused a lot of discussion in the NBA world, prompting an apology from the star guard and much debate on his actions. However, it seems that this rabbit hole is open once again after he flashed a gun for the second time on Instagram Live. As soon as news broke on this development, many wondered whether we'd see the same situation play out. Now we have confirmation that the Memphis Grizzlies have indeed suspended the South Carolina native.
"We are aware of the social media video involving Ja Morant," the basketball team expressed in a statement issued Sunday (May 14). "He is suspended from all team activities pending League review. We have no further comment at this time." Unfortunately, this follows a streak of bad luck for the 23-year-old. Recently, reports indicated that not being on an All-NBA team cost him a $39 million bonus. Many debated whether it's fair to dangle money in a player's face like that, especially after he played a great season.
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Ja Morant Suspended After Another Gun-Toting Clip
Of course, the Memphis Grizzlies' post-season efforts saw an early end thanks to the Los Angeles Lakers. What's more is that Ja Morant was out on injury for the playoff series' second game. As much as he tried his best, the team's run ended with a 4-2 loss in what was a volatile, exciting, and tense set of games. Given Morant's talent and determination on the court, news of his extracurriculars and suspension is frankly a devastating loss. Since this is by no means a new occurrence, perhaps the conditions around his return to the Tennessee organization will be much more strict this time around.
Regardless, only time will tell what becomes of his future in not just the team, but the NBA asa whole. Considering his other legal issues, it isn't looking pretty for him from any angle. Hopefully all parties involved keep learning from this situation, especially when it comes to others' safety. On that note, for the latest news and updates on Ja Morant, keep checking in with HNHH.
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