Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant was recently handed a two-game suspension after a viral video showed him flashing a handgun in nightclub in an Instagram live video following the team’s Friday night road game against the Denver Nuggets.
The Instagram video incident came after it was reported that Morant was accused of repeatedly attacking a 17-year-old-boy in the head while also flashing a gun at him last summer.
Reddit user Master-Breakfast43801 pointed out that Morant’s suspension could last significantly longer than two games. Master-Breakfast43801 noted that Morant must have carried his firearm onto the Grizzlies’ plane, noting NBA has strict rules about players carrying guns on team planes.
On top of that, ESPN’s Bobby Marks shared details of NBA discipline under the league’s CBA. Marks noted that Morant is “likely” to receive consequences since he’s “an out of state resident viewed in possession of a gun.”
The NBA is investigating the nightclub/Instagram live video incident. Nike released a matter on the Morant situation, stating the “support his prioritization of his well-being.”
The 23-year-old Morant was drafted second overall by the Grizzlies in 2019, right after the New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson. Morant went on to win 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year and NBA All-Rookie First Team honors.
The 2022 Most Improved Player award winner is averaging 27.1 points, six rebounds and 8.2 assists per game for the Grizzlies this season. Entering play on Monday, the Grizzlies were second in the Western Conference with a 38-25 record, one game up on the third-seeded Sacramento Kings.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.