Posted on May 16, 2023

Ja Morant Could Face ‘Significant’ Suspension to Start 2023-24 NBA Season Over Latest Controversy

Jasmyn Wimbish, CBS News, May 15. 2023

The Memphis Grizzlies could start next season without their best player for a period of time. After an Instagram Live video circulated online that showed Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant holding what appeared to be a gun in a car, the All-Star guard was suspended by Memphis from all team activities. But that’s not the only suspension Morant could be facing. The franchise centerpiece could be facing a “significant suspension” from the league, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.


{snip} Just two months ago he was suspended for eight games by the league for posting a video of him holding a gun at Colorado night club. Prior to that, an investigative article by The Washington Post discovered that he was involved in two incidents dating back to last summer in which he was accused of threatening the head of security at a Memphis mall, and punching a 17-year-old boy during a pickup basketball game at his home.

After the string of incidents and upon his return from the suspension, Morant took responsibility for his actions. {snip} “So my job now is, like I said, to be more responsible, more smarter, and don’t cause any of that no more.”