The Memphis Grizzlies' standout point guard will miss “at least” the next two games.
After the NBA investigated a social media post by the guard in which he live streamed himself holding a gun at a nightclub, the Memphis Grizzlies announced on Saturday that Ja Morant will miss at least two games.
The guard live broadcast at a nightclub leading to the post. Just after the NBA announced its investigation, the announcement came.
After the Grizzlies announced his departure on Saturday afternoon, the great guard felt forced to apologize. Grizzlies announced he would take a break.
Morant submitted the video to Instagram as a live broadcast, but Instagram did not archive it when the feed ended.
The Grizzlies played in Denver on Friday night and traveled to Los Angeles on Saturday to play the Clippers on Sunday and the Lakers on Tuesday. The Denver game was Friday night.
“We are aware of a social media post involving Ja Morant and are investigating,” stated an NBA official Saturday. “The post involves Ja Morant.” “Ja Morant is mentioned in connection with the post.”
If the league finds Morant guilty of wrongdoing, he may be fined or suspended. According to the Grizzlies, Morant will play his first game back on Thursday against Golden State at home.
Whether he will fly to Los Angeles with the Grizzlies was unclear, but it was expected. He was expected to, though not quickly.
Memphis, ranked second in the Western Conference, is led by two-time All-Star Morant, who averages 27.1 points and 8.2 assists. Morant has twice been an All-Star.
At least, this is the league's second probe into Morant in two weeks. The league began investigating Morant's actions after a January 29 Memphis incident.