Everybody around the NBA — and especially Memphis Grizzlies fans and front office members — are waiting to hear about Ja Morant.
Commissioner Adam Silver has made it loud and clear that he intends to make an example out of Morant after live streaming himself — again — holding a gun, and he’s expected to face a lengthy suspension.
The commissioner confirmed to Dan Patrick that he’ll wait until after the NBA Finals are over before announcing his decision, mainly out of respect for the players currently playing in the Finals, so the focus and attention continue to be on them.
#NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discusses when a ruling on Ja Morant can be expected, feeling disappointed in Ja, and whether it being a "toy gun" will make a difference in the final decision. pic.twitter.com/10Gyir2vPN
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) June 8, 2023
Silver also clarified that it doesn’t make any difference if Morant’s gun was a prop or toy, as it’s been rumored lately, because the main issue continues to be gun safety, and he’s not sending a proper message by handling a gun like a toy or vice versa.
The commissioner admitted to being disappointed in Morant’s behavior, as they had already talked about these sorts of situations, and Morant seemed fully committed to getting better.
Silver believes Morant needs to work closely with his team, his entourage, and the player union to straighten his course and get his act together, citing that he’s not on a positive path right now.
The rumor is that Morant could be looking at half of the season in street clothes.
And while that might seem harsh, given that he didn’t technically do anything wrong or break any laws, the league will look to make an example out of him, one of the young and promising stars of the league.NEXT: NBA Coach Praises Controversial Memphis Grizzlies Star