The Memphis Grizzlies have suspended Ja Morant from all team activities. Check out Ja Morant latest gun video in this article.
Ja Morant : Latest Gun Video | Flashes gun again
On February 5, 2023, The Athletic released a report describing an altercation between associates of Morant and members of the Indiana Pacers, whom the team played on January 29.
During the game, Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard got into a verbal altercation with Morant’s father.
Morant then came over and exchanged words with Nembhard, and Pacers guard Chris Duarte also tried to engage in a physical altercation with Morant.
Pacers forward James Johnson exchanged words with Davonte Pack, an associate of Morant, and Pack was subsequently removed from the game.
According to the website, acquaintances of Morant “aggressively confronted” members of the Pacers’ party near their team bus.
Ja Morant latest gun video
The Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has been “suspended from all team activities” after again appearing to hold a gun in a video on social media.
Morant, 23, appeared to briefly hold up a gun in a car with a friend in a live broadcast on Instagram on Saturday.
The All-Star guard was suspended for eight games without pay by the NBA in March after a video showed him holding a gun in a Colorado nightclub.
The NBA said it is looking into this second incident.
“We are aware of the social media post involving Ja Morant and are in the process of gathering more information,” said NBA spokesperson Mike Bass.
The Grizzlies said Morant’s suspension is “pending League review”.
After the incident in March, Morant apologised and said he took “full responsibility” for his actions.
He said he would “work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall wellbeing” and that, after reflection, he realised “what I have to lose”.
Morant also underwent counselling while he was suspended.
Glendale Police Department investigated the nightclub incident but did not find enough evidence to charge anyone for a crime.
At the time, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Morant’s conduct was “irresponsible, reckless and potentially very dangerous” but added that Morant had “made it clear” that he had “learned from this incident”.
The Grizzlies were beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round of the play-offs last month.
Flashes gun again
Ja Morant was suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday after he appeared to be holding a gun in another social media video that was streamed live on Instagram, the latest in a series of concerning incidents involving the two-time All-Star guard.
It’s the second time in less than three months that Morant was seen on Instagram holding what appeared to be a weapon.
The first led to an eight-game NBA suspension that was handed down in March and cost Morant about US$669,000 in salary.
It’s unclear what sanctions Morant may face for the second video, which was captured Saturday night and widely shared online.
Also the video was streamed on the Instagram account of Morant associate Davonte Pack, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because neither the NBA nor the Grizzlies have commented on the specifics of the latest video.
The Grizzlies, whose season is over, said Morant is suspended from all team activities “pending league review.”
The video streamed by Pack shows Morant in the passenger seat of a vehicle, briefly appearing to display a handgun.
At the very brief moment — maybe less than a second — when Morant is shown holding what appears to be a weapon, the livestream had 111 viewers.
The video that got Morant suspended during the season happened when the Grizzlies star went live on his own Instagram account while holding a gun at a club in the Denver suburbs in early March.
Also after that went viral, Morant announced that he was taking time away from basketball to seek help, without specifying what sort of treatment he was getting. ESPN later reported that he was getting counseling in Florida, which the team eventually confirmed but did not share any details.