Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is facing a potentially very long suspension following another social media incident.
Morant appeared to be holding a gun during an Instagram video that was posted by one of his friends. The video, which has since been taken down, has gone viral since it was posted on Saturday.
The Grizzlies have since announced that Morant is indefinitely suspended from team activities.
This isn’t the first alleged gun-flashing incident involving Morant. Back in March, the 23-year-old flashed a gun in an Instagram video while he was in a Denver nightclub. Morant attended counseling to deal with dress and ultimately wasn’t charged with anything. He was suspended eight games for that Denver incident.
Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated suggested that Morant could face a lengthy suspension which would see him miss a quarter of the season:
“What must the commissioner be thinking now? A 20-game suspension has to be automatic. Rival executives believe half a season—or more—isn’t out of the question.”
One league executive told Mannix that commissioner Adam Silver must “set an example” by issuing a lengthy suspension to Morant.
The Grizzlies drafted Morant second overall in 2019, after the New Orleans Pelicans used the top selection on Zion Williamson. Morant has been a force in the Grizzlies’ turnaround, helping them to playoffs in each of the last three years.
Memphis finished as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference this year at 51-31, but they fell to LeBron James and the surging Los Angeles Lakers in six games. Morant averaged 26.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game during the regular season.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.