The NBA found Memphis Grizzlies guard Jay Morant posing with a gun for the second time in just over two months in a video streamed on social media, a league investigation found. In response to the findings, he was given a 25-game unpaid suspension before the start of the 2023-24 season.
After the first video, the NBA suspended Morant for eight games in March, and Morant apologized. He apologized again after releasing a second video in May.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement: “Ja Morant’s decision to use firearms again on social media is concerning given similar behavior in March, when he was already serving an eight-game suspension. It’s what I should do and I’m embarrassed.” “We are particularly concerned that other young people could imitate Jay’s actions. Under these circumstances, we believe a 25-game suspension is appropriate and will continue to support gun-wielding reckless and irresponsible individuals.” It makes it clear that the conduct will not be tolerated.”
Silver continued, “Basketball needs to be on the back burner for Ja at this time. Before he returns to play, he will have a program in place with the league to directly address the circumstances that have led him to repeat this destructive behavior.” and must be fulfilled.”
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