Memphis Grizzlies player Ja Morant is currently suspended from the team and supposedly taking a break from social media. However, the 2x-NBA All-Star continues to make headlines across the internet.
In March, Morant flashed a firearm on Instagram Live during a visit to a Denver-area strip club. The Memphis Grizzlies suspended him for eight games following significant public backlash.
Morant went viral again in May. The 23-year-old athlete brandished what appeared to be another gun on Instagram Live. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will reveal any new disciplinary actions against Morant after the NBA Finals.
Was Ja Morant’s Firearm Fake?
There’s now a new report about Ja Morant that has generated a lot of conversations online. The Breakfast Club guest host, Claudia Jordan, offered a new theory about Morant’s last incident. Jordan discussed the story on a recent episode of the radio show.
“My sources say that the relative in the car in the backseat had a toy gun in the car,” Jordan said. “The gun is not real. And [he] was playing around with it, passed it over to Ja, and that got caught on the Live.”
The former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member continued, “The video was sent to Adam Silver and the NBA, allegedly. They have it and they say the gun looks extremely fake like it’s obviously a toy gun. According to my source, allegedly, Adam Silver is still going to go through with the suspension.”
Adam Silver Has Begun Investigating The IG Live Incident
Earlier this month, Silver addressed the league’s inquiry into Ja Morant while at a press conference before Game 1 of the 2023 NBA Finals. The longtime basketball executive told the media the league looks at a player’s prior acts and the seriousness of the conduct when assessing proper punishment.
“We’ve uncovered a fair amount of additional information since I was still asked about the situation,” Silver said about the probe into Morant’s actions. “I would say we probably could have brought it to a head now, but we made the decision, and I believe the Player’s Association agrees with us, that it would be unfair to these players and these teams in the middle of the series to announce the results of that investigation.”