Ja Morant is facing trouble again. The Memphis Grizzlies star, who was suspended in March for flashing a gun in a Colorado nightclub, has now put himself in another similar situation. This time, Morant appeared to be waving a gun while riding in a car with another person. As he did in March, Morant once again was on a live stream while carrying the weapon.
The Grizzlies quickly came out with a statement after the video of Morant went viral on Sunday morning.
“We are aware of the social media video involving Ja Morant,” the team said in a statement. “He is suspended from all activities pending League review. We have no further comment at this time.”
Statement from the Memphis Grizzlies pic.twitter.com/XXLjr6QtlG
— Grizzlies PR (@GrizzliesPR) May 14, 2023
NBA spokesperson Mike Bass also released a statement.
“We are aware of the social media post involving Ja Morant and are in the process of gathering more information,” Bass told NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
NBA spokesperson Mike Bass: “We are aware of the social media post involving Ja Morant and are in the process of gathering more information.”
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 14, 2023
When Morant got himself in trouble in March, the league conducted an investigation and determined that the gun belong to somebody else, Yahoo Sports reported. The NBA suspended him for eight games at that time, saying his action were “detrimental to the league.” Police did not charge Morant for the incident.
The 23-year-old star was ordered to attend therapy in Florida.
“I don’t have an alcohol problem. I’ve never had an alcohol problem,” Morant told reporters when he returned from suspension. “I went there for counseling. To learn how to manage stress — cope with stress in a positive way. Instead of, you know, ways I’ve tried to deal with it before that caused me to make mistakes.”