Ja Morant, the star point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, has been the talk of the basketball world in recent weeks. However, the talk has not all been positive.
First, Morant was suspended by the Grizzlies for a game after a video surfaced of him handling and pointing a shotgun. The video was posted to his Instagram story before being quickly deleted, and the 21-year-old apologized for the incident.
Then, Morant drew criticism from fans and media alike after he was seen throwing a temper tantrum during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. He slammed his head against a stanchion and threw a towel in frustration, earning a technical foul.
Now, Morant is back in the headlines after coach Taylor Jenkins announced there is no timetable for his return from an ankle injury. Morant suffered the injury in a game against the Brooklyn Nets and had to be helped to the locker room.
The Grizzlies have struggled without their star player, dropping two games in a row since his injury. They currently sit at 7-7 on the season and are in danger of falling out of playoff contention if Morant’s absence continues.
Despite his recent controversies, Morant remains one of the most promising young talents in the NBA. He was named Rookie of the Year last season and has already established himself as one of the league’s top playmakers.
Grizzlies fans are no doubt eager to see their star back on the court, but it remains to be seen when that will happen. In the meantime, the team will have to find a way to win without him.