Editors Update: The Memohis Grizzlies have suspended Ja Morant ”indefinitely”.
Something must really be wrong with NBA star Ja Morant. Earlier this year, the NBA star was suspended for posting a video of himself inside a Denver nightclub, waving a firearm.
Well Media Take Out has learned that the baller appears to not have learned his lesson.
Yesterday he was on IG Live driving around Memphis with a few of his homies, and he appeared to be waving a handgun. Here’s the video:
And here’s a screenshot showing him with the firearm:
Now before we go too crazy, Memphis is in Tennessee, an open carry state. In Memphis is it is perfectly legal to have a firearm, even outside. So it doesn’t appear that the superstar basketball player is doing anything illegal.
Ja is a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Murray State Racers, where he was a consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore in 2019.
Morant was only lightly recruited by NCAA Division I programs and unranked by recruiting services, despite having been named All-Region Most Valuable Player three times and earning All-State honors at Crestwood High School in Sumter, South Carolina. Nevertheless, he made an immediate impact at Murray State University, earning first-team all-conference honors in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) as a freshman. He had a breakout sophomore season; it saw him win OVC Player of the Year as well as lead the NCAA in assists. Also as a sophomore, Morant became the first player in NCAA history to average 20-plus points and 10-plus assists per game for a single season.
Morant was selected by the Grizzlies with the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft and named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2020. He was named to his first NBA All Star Game in 2022 as a starter, and won the NBA Most Improved Player Award at the conclusion of the season, Morant was also selected to his first All-NBA Team in 2022.