Ja Morant posts cryptic messages to household on Instagram
Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant appeared to have posted a collection of cryptic messages to his Instagram Story Wednesday morning which have since been deleted.
Screengrabs of the messages from Morant’s Instagram account, which has 9.6 million followers, present him sending messages to his sister, mother, dad and daughter earlier than a ultimate submit mentioned “bye.”
The obvious posts got here 11 days after Morant, 23, was filmed on an Instagram Stay video holding a gun in a automobile, greater than two months after he filmed himself on Instagram Stay holding a gun on the Shotgun Willie’s strip membership in Glendale, Colo.
The primary submit Wednesday was a message to his sister Teniya, who just lately dedicated to play basketball at Mississippi Valley State.
“Congrats babygirl 💙 reside yours,” Morant wrote above an image of his sister.
Morant then posted a photograph of his mother Jamie watching him observe, writing, “love ya ma 💙.”
One other picture confirmed Morant hugging his dad Tee.
“Love ya pops 💙,” Morant wrote with the picture.
Morant additionally posted a photograph of himself on the court docket along with his younger daughter Kaari, writing, “you da biggest babygirl 💙 love ya.”
The ultimate picture was of Morant getting interviewed on the court docket, on which he wrote, “bye.”
The entire messages have since been deleted.
After the second gun video, the Grizzlies suspended Morant from all crew actions and the NBA mentioned it was investigating the incident.
Morant was suspended eight video games for the primary gun video, and through his time away from the crew he attended a short counseling program in Florida.
Final Tuesday throughout the ESPN broadcast of the NBA Draft Lottery, league commissioner Adam Silver instructed Malika Andrews that he was “shocked” by the second video.
“We’re within the technique of investigating it and we’ll determine precisely what occurred as finest as we are able to,” Silver mentioned. “The video’s a bit grainy and all that, however I’m assuming the worst. We’ll determine precisely what occurred there.”
Morant launched an announcement in regards to the newest video to ESPN final Tuesday.
“I do know I’ve disillusioned lots of people who’ve supported me,” Morant mentioned. “This can be a journey and I acknowledge there may be extra work to do. My phrases could not imply a lot proper now, however I take full accountability for my actions. I’m dedicated to persevering with to work on myself.”