Grizzlies suspending Ja Morant

Memphis star appeared once again showing off a gun on a social media video that went viral this week

Earlier this year, in March, Memphis Grizzlies’ star Ja Morant was suspended by the NBA after the player appeared showing off a gun during an Instagram Live. Guess what? He did it again. Now, with the season over for Memphis, the Grizzlies are suspending Ja Morant for the same reason.

Ja Morant was seen once again in a social media live holding a handgun, in a frame that probably took less than a second, while the livestream had only 111 viewers. But of course that was enough for people to see it and spread the images throughout social media platforms.

This time he got suspended by his own team. The Memphis Grizzlies released a statement after the episode confirming the suspension of their player. “We are aware of the social media video involving Ja Morant. He is suspended from all team activities pending League review.”

It is almost unbelievable that he’s done it again after everything said in the first case. Remember what the league said when deciding his suspension and even what Morant said on the first opportunity. Now it seems all irrelevant.

First episode

“Ja’s conduct was irresponsible, reckless and potentially very dangerous. It also has serious consequences given his enormous following and influence, particularly among young fans who look up to him. He has expressed sincere contrition and remorse for his behavior. Ja has also made it clear to me that he has learned from this incident and that he understands his obligations and responsibility to the Memphis Grizzlies and the broader NBA community extend well beyond his play on the court,” said Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner

“I don’t condone any type of violence. But I take full responsibility for my actions. I made a bad mistake and I can see the image that I painted over myself with my recent mistakes. But in the future, I’m going to show everybody who Ja really is, what I’m about and change this narrative,” said Ja Morant after the first case.

“Being disciplined on both sides, off the court making better decisions and on the court being locked in even more. Being a leader of this team, it pretty much starts with me. I've got to be better in that area,” he completed after the end of the Grizzlies’ season, following the loss against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1st-Round Game 6.