Ja Morant, the talented guard for the Grizzlies, found himself in hot water in March when he was suspended for live-streaming a video of himself holding a gun, and the action repeats again.
The initial incident not just put a dent in his professional career but also made his bank balance close to $40 million lighter.
The incident caused widespread concern and raised questions about his judgment and responsibility as a public figure.
Despite being suspended earlier this season for live-streaming a video of himself holding a gun, it seems that Morant has not learned his lesson.
What Exactly Happened?
On Saturday, the Grizzlies star was once again caught appearing to brandish a handgun in an incident that is eerily similar to the one that caused his previous suspension.
Morant and a group of friends, including ‘Tap,’ the founder of the ‘My Brothers No Other’ brand, which Morant is closely associated with, visited a jeweler in Atlanta during the afternoon.
Among them was also Darnell Cowart, a former teammate of Morant’s at Murray State who currently plays for the Memphis Hustle of the G-League.
Soon after, a lively Instagram session began with Morant and ‘Tap’ cruising around in a car.
Morant was behind the wheel while ‘Tap’ sat in the passenger seat, and the duo was enjoying the beats of NBA YoungBoy.
It was apparent that they were in a relaxed and carefree mood, just grooving to the music without a care in the world.
Unfortunately, in a video that has since gone viral, around the 13-second mark, Morant appeared to hold up a firearm with his left hand.
The sight of a potentially dangerous weapon was alarming, and ‘Tap’ acted quickly to lower the camera and take it away from the NBA star.
Unfortunately, despite ‘Tap’s’ swift actions to adjust the camera, it was too late. Morant had already displayed the firearm during the live stream, which was a serious cause for concern.
Grizzlies star Ja Morant was allegedly seen holding a gun on an IG Live yesterday.pic.twitter.com/bqvwbwgd9m
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It remains to be seen what consequences Morant may face for this latest incident, but it is clear that his behavior is raising serious concerns among fans, teammates, and officials alike.
Many are calling for him to take responsibility for his actions and show a greater level of maturity and judgment in the future, both on and off the court.