After going on an 11-game winning streak in January, the Memphis Grizzlies have been reeling lately.
Their latest issue has been Ja Morant and the Instagram Live he posted of him gleefully brandishing a gun while partying at a nightclub over the weekend.
The team announced he would miss two games as a result, and now, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the star guard will be out for at least four more contests.
Ja Morant will remain away from Grizzlies for at least the next four games, team says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 8, 2023
The incident has caused many to express lots of genuine concern for Morant, especially when it comes to the company he keeps.
But it hasn’t been the only incident he has reportedly been involved in.
Last summer, he was playing basketball at his home with a 17-year-old, and after getting into an argument, Morant allegedly punched him, then brought out a gun.
There was also an incident at a mall in Memphis a few days earlier in which he was asked to leave the premises, but he instead threatened a security guard.
Morant has been one of the NBA’s best and most electrifying players over the last couple of years, and he has made the Grizzlies into a rising team.
This season, he is averaging 27.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game.
But without him, they have lost to the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers, which has caused them to drop from second to third place in the Western Conference.
Morant issued a statement after the incident at the nightclub in which he apologized and said he would get help.NEXT: A Grizzlies Veteran Reportedly Expressed Concerns About Off-Court Behavior