Davonte Pack and Ja Morant have been dealing with a lot of issues lately. Earlier last month, the two were hanging out in a car listening to NBA YoungBoy’s song. Morant impulsively picked up a firearm and waved it around exactly when Pack pointed the camera at him during an Instagram Live session. This was his second gun slip-up as well, landing him in major trouble.
Stephen A. Smith is worried about Ja Morant. pic.twitter.com/JHXtt8AKEf
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Davonte isn’t particularly liked by the NBA. The Memphis Grizzlies have banned him from the FedEx Forum Arena after involving himself in a fight between Ja Morant and an Indiana Pacers player. It is unclear whether Pack was present during the first firearm incident that took place. But it is quite likely that he was there.
Davonte Pack and his NBA buddy have been friends since their childhood. He also played college basketball and excelled as a scorer. Pack went undrafted during the 2022 NBA Draft but his current employment status remains unknown to the public. Several analysts and experts have criticized him for being a bad influence on Morant.
Ja Morant unfollowed his childhood friend Davonte Pack after controversial “Instagram Live Gun Flashing Incident” pic.twitter.com/DSvyOX8E2Q
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But it seems like the former NBA Most Improved Player of the Year is done living a life of controversy. He has since unfollowed Davonte on all social media platforms which is surprising. Morant is yet to receive an official penalty for his reckless actions. The Grizzlies have excluded him from any team-related event or activity for the foreseeable future.
Davonte Pack tried to protect Ja Morant from slipping up again
The Grizzlies star was already walking on thin ice. For him to make the same mistake twice was irresponsible and tasteless in several ways. While Morant flashed the firearm, Davonte Pack, who had the camera pointed at Ja, turned it away immediately. Pack knew it would get his friend into trouble yet it still managed to appear for a fraction of a second.
Commissioner Adam Silver sat down with Malika Andrews on ESPN and addressed the incident. He claimed that the All-Star expressed a lot of remorse for what he had done the first time around. Silver said that Morant was a very respectable young man but to have done the same mistake again has caused great harm to his legacy. The NBA will address the final verdict after the Finals. And it seems as though they were able to uncover additional information on Morant as well.