The Memphis Grizzlies lost 135-129 to the Los Angeles Clippers in California on Sunday night. The team had a huge lead at one point until the Clippers made a furious comeback. Not playing in that game on this night was Ja Morant.
Morant is currently away from the team after an alleged social media post where he appeared to be holding a gun.
On Monday, Skip Bayless made remarks about Morant on FS1’s Undisputed where he wanted to know more about whether the Memphis Grizzlies star was a Crip gang member.
Bayless: “I’ve called around the league to people I’ve known forever talking about Ja because I was so shocked by the I.G. live how brazen it was, and I had several people say to me, ‘well timeout, are you sure you guys on T.V. aren’t giving him a pass here like you’re not that?’ They’re asking me, ‘are you sure he’s not that?’ Like, that’s just who he is, that he is about that life. Remember, he’s thrown up the crip sign; I’ve seen him throw it up two or there times, I probably missed some other times. What does that mean? Does that mean he wants to associate with the crips? Or he got initiated by the crips? Or he just has a dream of being a crip? I don’t know.”
Following the team suspending him for two games, Morant released a statement.
Morant via the statement on March 4: “I take full responsibility for my actions last night. I’m sorry to my family, teammates, coaches, fans, partners, the city of Memphis, and the entire Grizzlies organization for letting you down. I’m going to take some time away to get help and work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being.”
The former second-overall pick is having an outstanding season with averages of 27.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and 1.1 steals per contest. However, the focus has been on incidents involving him off the court.
Right now, the Grizzlies are the second seed in the Western Conference with a 38-25 record in 63 games.
Morant is not expected to be active when the team takes on the Lakers on Tuesday.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.