The National Basketball Association is investigating an incident involving Memphis defenseman Ja Morant. NBA spokesman Mike Bass spoke about it.
Earlier, it was learned that the basketball player posted a video on his social media page in which he was holding a gun. Presumably, it was filmed during a live show at a nightclub. “We are aware of a social media post featuring Ja Morant. We are investigating,” Bass told The Athletic.
The athlete account is currently unavailable. According to the Memphis press office, Morant has been out of the squad for two games.
Earlier, it emerged that Morant was also charged with assaulting a 17-year-old boy. We are talking about an old incident that happened in the summer of 2022. The victim told the police that the basketball player hit him several times in the head during a game on his private property, and after the he had gone home and come back with a rifle in the rivers. The basketball player, in turn, said that the guy first started a quarrel, throwing a ball at him and shouting a threat to burn down his house. The athlete said he acted within the limits of permissible self-defense. As a result, both parties wrote statements to the police.
There is also at least one other incident involving a basketball player. Days before the confrontation with the teenager, the head of security at one of the Memphis malls said Morant had threatened him in the parking lot.
Ja Morant, 23, has been at Memphis since 2019. This season he has made 53 appearances. In them, he averaged 27.2 points per game. In scoring, Morant finished ninth in the league.
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