Ja Morant sneakers pulled from Nike web site after gun video
The fallout from a second gun-related incident involving Grizzlies star Ja Morant continues.
As of Thursday, the embattled level guard’s Ja 1 sneakers should not obtainable on Nike’s web site, which comes days after Morant appeared to brandish a firearm in an Instagram Dwell video that surfaced Saturday.
The footwear have been launched in April — a month after Morant was seen holding a gun in a separate social media video from a Denver-area strip membership.
In the meantime, Morant’s Ja 1 “Starvation” footwear are nonetheless listed within the “upcoming” part on Nike’s SNKRS app forward of its Could 25 launch.
He signed a multi-year take care of Nike in 2019.
The corporate stood by Morant, 23, in March after he stepped away from the staff to are inclined to his emotional well-being following the primary firearm incident.
“We respect Ja’s accountability and that he’s taking the time to get the assistance he wants. We assist his prioritization of his well-being,” Nike mentioned in a press release on the time.
The corporate has but to remark publicly on the newest incident.
Morant, who acquired an eight-game suspension in March, attended a brief counseling program in Florida earlier than returning to the staff.
Nonetheless, within the wake of final weekend’s controversy, Morant has been suspended from all staff actions.
The previous first-round choose issued a press release Tuesday on the matter.
“I do know I’ve disenchanted lots of people who’ve supported me. It is a journey and I acknowledge there may be extra work to do,” Morant mentioned, by way of ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
“My phrases might not imply a lot proper now, however I take full accountability for my actions. I’m dedicated to persevering with to work on myself.”
It’s been speculated Morant might face a lengthier suspension this time round.
The most recent ordeal has sparked varied takes throughout the NBA neighborhood, with ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon stating on Sunday how he gained’t enable his son, Matthew, to buy Morant’s sneakers.