Ja Morant, the ultra-talented star guard of the Memphis Grizzlies, appears to be in trouble once again.
Earlier this season, he posted an Instagram Live in which he gleefully toted a gun, and he was suspended as a result by both the Grizzlies and the NBA.
But just a few weeks ago, he again showed off a gun during another Instagram Live, and many have felt that this time, he could be in for an even stiffer suspension that could cost him lots of next season.
Commissioner Adam Silver seemed to hint as much when he commented on the latest in the league’s investigation into Morant’s most recent incident.
Adam Silver on Ja Morant: “We’ve uncovered a fair amount of additional information. We probably could have brought it to a head now, but we’ve made the decision that it would be unfair to these players and these teams to announce that decision in the middle of this series.”
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 1, 2023
As a result, fans are fearing the worst.
Okay yeah, this is really bad. He knows the info will overshadow the NBA Finals. And he doesn’t want that. Ja is in serious trouble.
— Austin (@AustinPlanet) June 2, 2023
Season long suspension coming after the Finals. (IF NOT WORSE.)
Silver knows that he will sink the Finals if he makes this known NOW. Ja has earned a reprieve in whatever form this series gives it to him. It does not sound like Silver will be merciful, nor should he here.
— Straight Edge Devastator 🦁 (@NJsVillain) June 2, 2023
If it was good news I feel it would’ve been an early morning thing saying Ja’s behavior isn’t what the public believes and found info of the contrary. Sounds like he knows it will likely be a big story. Hopefully Ja learns how to carry himself as a professional to avoid issues.
— SpiralEX (@SpiralTriggerEX) June 2, 2023
Indefinite suspension maybe untill he can prove he can change
— krista (@LaylasMama2020) June 2, 2023
After being named the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in the 2019-20 season, Morant has been an All-Star in each of the last two seasons, and last year he made the All-NBA Second-Team.
He averaged 26.2 points and 8.1 assists a game this season while leading the Grizzlies to the second-best record in the Western Conference.
Many have felt lately that the team is on the verge of becoming a legitimate title contender, but it now looks like Morant has torpedoed their chances of doing something special next season.
Hopefully, Morant gets his act together, because he’s one of the game’s best and most exciting stars.