Why was Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant suspended previously? Learn all there is to know about his previous suspension.
Ja Morant, the star point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies has made a reputation for himself to be one of the brightest young stars in the league – but it is not looking good for him at the moment. Despite Ja Morant’s promise on the court and his ever-growing reputation as one of the young faces of the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies star’s career has been dealt with another major blow as he has been spotted with a gun for the second time in less than three months.
In a string of incidents dating back to last summer, Morant and people close to him were accused of threatening and even violent behaviour – while Morant made it even worse recently. While it was revealed that police were looking into the allegations, Morant decided to make things even worse for himself after he flashed a gun in a Denver nightclub only days after.
While in Denver after playing against the Nuggets, the All-Star guard chose to display a firearm on his Instagram live stream – that saw him get suspended by the Grizzlies for at least two games. However, as it turns out, Morant has made things even worse for himself after he reportedly carried the gun with him on the Grizzlies’ team premises.
For how long was Ja Morant suspended by the Grizzlies?
Morant faced a eight-game suspension for his actions.
The Memphis Grizzlies had suspended Grizzlies star Ja Morant for eight games after league investigation into him displaying an apparent gun at a Denver nightclub on social media on March 4.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Morant met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver in New York. Morant has left a counseling program in Florida and moves closer to ramping up for return to season now. Morant also received wholesale criticism for his actions, while there have been all sorts of rumours about his future.