NBA Suspends Ja Morant For 25 Games

Only 25 games — I feel like Ja Morant got lucky here.

The NBA announced Friday that Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant will be suspended for 25 games to begin the 2023-24 NBA season because of conduct detrimental to the Association.

Memphis slammed Morant with a suspension May 14, banning him from team activities — pending review from the league — after a social media video showing the All-Star waving a gun started circulating. For a first gun incident back in March, the NBA suspended Morant for eight games. Then, he was spotted on Instagram Live brandishing a firearm while intoxicated in a Denver-area club.

“Ja Morant’s decision to once again wield a firearm on social media is alarming and disconcerting given his similar conduct in March for which he was already suspended eight games,” said NBA commissioner Adam Silver in an official statement. “The potential for other young people to emulate Ja’s conduct is particularly concerning. Under these circumstances, we believe a suspension of 25 games is appropriate and makes clear that engaging in reckless and irresponsible behavior with guns will not be tolerated.

“For Ja, basketball needs to take a back seat at this time. Prior to his return

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