Ja Morant’s Gun Incident and Suspension Causes Controversy for Memphis Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies’ point guard Ja Morant is facing more scrutiny after brandishing what appeared to be a gun in a social media post. Morant, who is out for at least two games, has not given a timeline for his return to the court. The NBA star’s actions have been criticized by some, including Taylor Jenkins, the Grizzlies’ head coach.

Jenkins spoke to ESPN, stating that there is currently no timeline for Morant’s return. He also expressed that the situation is being taken seriously by the organization and that they are focusing on supporting Morant.

In addition to criticism from Jenkins, Morant also faced backlash from the media, with one opinion piece from msnNOW calling him a “petulant child.”

Nike, which sponsors Morant, responded to the situation, stating that they were aware of the post and were working with the Grizzlies to address the matter.

The situation has also led to questions about Morant’s friend, Devonte Pack, who is banned from the Grizzlies’ home arena, FedEx Forum. Sportskeeda delved into Pack’s background and connection to Morant.

The Grizzlies have not released an official statement on the matter. Morant’s next steps remain uncertain, and it is unclear when he will return to the court.