Ja Morant sent the NBA world into a frenzy with his actions in recent times. The Memphis Grizzlies point guard has been the talk of the town ever since The Washington Post reported the accusations that were stacked up against him. For those who don’t know, Ja allegedly attacked a 17-year-old boy last year. He claimed that it was self-defense after the boy sent threats to the player’s family.
Ja’s lawyers claimed that there was no basis for these claims against him and that the mother of the boy was only attempting to tarnish his reputation. However, it looks like the player’s recent actions have reflected this.
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Recently, Ja was seen with what looked to be a gun during an Instagram live. This didn’t go down too well with the NBA, who opened an investigation on the matter. Although Tennessee allows residents to carry firearms without a permit, there is a rumor making waves. Some claim that Ja was in Denver at the time and that he could have brought the gun onto the plane.
When will Ja Morant return?
The Memphis Grizzlies franchise suspended the 23-year-old for at least two games. However, it looks like his suspension could go on longer than that, as revealed by head coach Taylor Jenkins.
During a press conference, head coach Jenkins delivered a worrying update on Ja’s return. He said, “There’s not a definitive timeline… we’re taking it one day at a time. This is going to be an ongoing healing process.”
Jenkins added, “He understands that he’s got to get help to get to a better place, not just for himself but for his team… We’re gonna support him as I said and we’re gonna hold him accountable.”
Ja remains on the sidelines this will be a major blow for the Grizzlies. They were phenomenal until this point of the season and it looks like their misery could only get worse. Brandon Clarke is out for the rest of the season with a torn Achilles. This means the pressure is on Desmond Bane, Jarren Jackson Jr., and Dillon Brooks.
Morant mentioned in his statement that he would be receiving help on how to deal with stress and his well-being. Grizzlies fans would understandably be worried for his well-being as he has proven to be the face of the franchise and vital to their success in the last few years.