Streaming himself seemingly brandishing a gun at a Colorado strip club, the Memphis Grizzlies’ starJa Morant could be in trouble with the NBA and the law.
Ja Morant’s suspension might be extended if he gets in legal trouble
“There are likely legal consequences because he is an out of state resident viewed in possession of a gun,” per ESPN’s Bobby Marks
The NBA may take action against Morant in addition to the two-game suspension handed down by the Grizzlies.
If Morant was armed in Denver, he must have brought the weapon with him on the team plane (unless he acquired it in Colorado).
The NBA has stringent rules against bringing firearms to team facilities or on team flights, so he’d be opening himself up to serious punishment if he did that.
The NBA has stated that they are looking into the matter.
The best that can be hoped for is that the league will be reluctant to ruin one of their brightest young stars with a lengthy suspension.
About Ja Morant
Temetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Murray State Racers, where he was a consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore in 2019.
|No. 12 – Memphis Grizzlies|
|Born||August 10, 1999|
Dalzell, South Carolina, U.S.
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||174 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||Crestwood (Sumter, South Carolina)|
|College||Murray State (2017–2019)|
|NBA draft||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies|
|Career highlights and awards|