An incident occurred in a nightclub in Colorado involving Ja Morant, a Memphis Grizzlies All-Star, in which he allegedly displayed a gun during an Instagram Live post on Saturday morning. The police are currently investigating the matter.
According to Glendale Police captain Jamie Dillon, the incident happened at a bar in Glendale, and they are conducting an investigation. Although there were no reports to the police about Morant’s actions, the department started investigating after the video went viral.
ESPN reported that the police are looking into whether Morant violated any gun laws.
Glendale is a small municipality located southeast of Denver.
The Grizzlies suspended Morant for at least two games due to the incident. In the team’s first game without him, they lost to the Clippers.
Morant, who has been selected as an All-Star twice in consecutive seasons, has been averaging 27.1 points, 8.2 assists, and six rebounds per game this season. He is tied for ninth in the league in scoring average with Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving and is ranked fifth in assists.
When Ja Morant might return to the Grizzlies?
There is limited information available regarding the duration of Morant’s absence other than the fact that he has been suspended for a minimum of two games.
According to coach Taylor Jenkins, there is no clear timeline for Morant’s return. While the team has announced a two-game suspension, the healing process is ongoing, and it’s difficult to predict when he will be able to play again. As a result, he cannot provide an exact timetable for Morant’s return.
What Ja Morant will have to do in order to reunite with the Memphis Grizzlies?
It is currently unknown what conditions Morant must meet to rejoin the team. Coach Jenkins declined to provide specifics on Sunday. Morant, through his agency, took responsibility for his actions and expressed his intention to take time away from basketball to focus on his well-being and to seek assistance in coping with stress. He deactivated his Twitter and Instagram accounts afterward.
Why Ja Morant was suspended?
On early Saturday morning, Morant posted an Instagram Live video from a nightclub. In the video, he was rapping and dancing to a song. At one point, he briefly displayed what appeared to be a gun while smiling before continuing to sing. This incident occurred after Morant played a game against the Denver Nuggets, during which he scored 27 points, 10 assists, and two steals.
Who is Ja Morant?
Ja Morant is a 23-year-old professional basketball player in his fourth season with the Memphis Grizzlies. He has been named an All-Star twice and was selected to the All-NBA team once. Morant was the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft and was named Rookie of the Year for the 2019-20 season. He won the NBA’s Most Improved Player award for the 2021-22 season. Morant played college basketball at Murray State, where he was a standout player and a finalist for several prestigious awards.
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