Reports: Grizzlies star Ja Morant could get in trouble with the law and get a longer suspension

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.

Ja Morant

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
PositionPoint guard
Personal information
BornAugust 10, 1999 (age 23)
Dalzell, South Carolina, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight174 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolCrestwood (Sumter, South Carolina)
CollegeMurray State (2017–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentMemphis Grizzlies
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× NBA All-Star (2022, 2023)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2022)
  • NBA Most Improved Player (2022)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2020)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2020)
  • Consensus first-team All-American (2019)
  • NCAA season assists leader (2019)
  • Lute Olson Award (2019)
  • Bob Cousy Award (2019)
  • OVC Player of the Year (2019)
  • 2× First-team All-OVC (2018, 2019)
  • OVC tournament MVP (2019)
  • OVC All-Newcomer Team (2018)
  • No. 12 retired by Murray State Racers