NBA suspends star player after appearing with gun on Instagram

NBA suspends star player after appearing with gun on Instagram

Ja Morant uploaded a video carrying the gun at a nightclub.

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant was removed from his team this Saturday “at least” the next two games after appearing on Instagram carrying a gun, in a nightclub, a controversial episode for which he is also being investigated by the NBA.

The Tennessee franchise released a terse statement with that decision to cut the player “at least the next two games,” while Morant himself issued another statement to “take full responsibility” for his actions the night before.

“I am sorry to my family, teammates, coaches, fans, the city of Memphis and the entire Grizzlies organization for letting them down. I am going to take some time to get help and work on learning better methods to deal with stress and my overall well-being,” the player wrote.

The 23-year-old NBA star communicated his willingness to “take full responsibility” for his act.

Morant, one of the NBA’s 23-year-old stars, stepped into the spotlight this weekend not because of his numbers (27 points and 8 assists on average per game), but because of a video he posted on his social network on Saturday morning, where he could be seen carrying a gun.

NBA spokesman Mike Bass announced that the league is investigating what happened and the video uploaded by Morant who, at 23, had already been involved in other extra-sporting controversies while leading the Grizzlies second in the Western Conference.

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