Grizzlies’ Ja Morant to overlook two video games after flashing gun in video
Grizzlies star Ja Morant will likely be away from the group for at the least its subsequent two video games, Memphis introduced Saturday.
The choice took place two hours after an NBA spokesman launched a press release that stated the league is “conscious of a social media publish involving Ja Morant” and that it’s investigating.
Morant appeared to flash a gun in an Instagram stay video whereas at a nightclub early Saturday morning.
Although the main points of Morant’s video are unknown, the 23-year-old in his fourth NBA season has been concerned in a string of off-the-court points, which The Washington Publish detailed in a narrative printed Wednesday primarily based on data the outlet obtained.
He additionally drew criticism for celebrating a 3-point shot with a finger-gun response the following night time.
Morant has averaged 27.1 factors per sport this 12 months by means of 53 video games, whereas additionally including 8.2 assists and 6.0 rebounds per sport.
The previous Murray State star was the No. 2 total choose within the 2019 draft, and he has been chosen for the NBA All-Star Sport the final two seasons.
The Grizzlies, who sit in first place within the Southwest Division with a 38-24 report, subsequent play the Clippers on Sunday and the Lakers on Tuesday.
They maintain a six-game lead over Dallas for the division lead because the season enters its ultimate quarter.