Ja Morant, one of the NBA’s bright young stars, was suspended today by the Memphis Grizzlies after he was shown in a video post holding a gun, the second such incident this year for him.
Morant had already been suspended earlier this year for video of him holding a gun at a Colorado strip club. He was suspended for eight games for that incident.
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At the time, Morant apologized and said he would “work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being.”
Morant later admitted that he created a distraction that eventually led to his No. 2-seeded team being ousted from the playoffs in an upset by the No. 7 seed Los Angeles Lakers.
The latest gun incident was captured during an Instagram Live video over the weekend.
In a statement, the team said Morant had been suspended from all team activities while the NBA reviewed the situation.
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