Grizzlies star Ja Morant suspended for 2 games after showing his gun on video

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Memphis Grizzles star Ja Morant has been suspended for 2 games after flashing a handgun in an Instagram Live video.

Grizzlies reception announcement On Saturday afternoon, Morant “will be out of the squad for at least the next two games.” The suspension means he won’t fit to play Sunday against the LA Clippers or Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN.

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The NBA is investigating after Morant appeared in an Instagram Live video at a nightclub early Saturday following the team’s loss to the Denver Nuggets. Morant was shirtless and appeared to be holding a .380 pistol.

“We are aware of a social media post involving Ja Morant and are investigating,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement.

The suspension comes days after sports analyst Shannon Sharpe said Morant was headed for self-destruction. The 23-year-old playmaker is accused of repeatedly punching a 17-year-old boy in the head and threatening him with a gun during an altercation last year.

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THE the incident happened at a basketball game at his house last summer. Police did not arrest Morant because he claimed he was acting in self-defense.

During a episode of FOX Sports’ “Undisputed,” Sharpe slammed Morant for portraying himself as a thug and gangster with a $300 million NBA contract.

“You have Ja who has a $200 million to $300 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies,” the NFL legend said. “He’s the new face, he’s got a signed Nike shoe deal…He describes like he’s something he’s not…He’s hustling back. You’re supposed to, once out of that environment , leave it behind like it’s not me. Ja, you just gotta move differently.

“Ja, you can’t put yourself in this situation,” Sharpe continued. “People lie. People are known to lie. And I’m not saying this young guy is lying, but sometimes celebrities or artists find themselves in situations where people lie because Ja has a name and everyone knows who he is and they know what he has… Ja, just move differently.

Morant is also accused of threatening mall security guard in a parking lot last summer.


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