No one is sure when we will see Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies play basketball again.
The star player is currently taking time away from this team as he enters a counseling program to tend to personal life issues.
Morant recently create numerous nasty headlines and was suspended by his team after a video of him brandishing a gun circulated online.
In his quest to get better and get his life on track, Morant has received a lot of support from his teammates, coaches, and some unlikely allies.
NBA analyst Shannon Sharpe recently spoke fondly of the young man on his show Undisputed.
“I hope he takes as much time as he needs because the game of life is much more important than the game of basketball,” Sharpe said.
Ja Morant reportedly enters a counseling program and has no timetable for his NBA return:
“I hope he takes as much time as he needs because the game of life is much more important than the game of basketball.” — @ShannonSharpe pic.twitter.com/yuU5chi8Lj
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) March 14, 2023
On Monday, it was announced that Morant was entering a counseling program in Florida and there would be no timetable for his return to the league.
There is now much speculation that he may miss the rest of the season.
Before that announcement, Morant had sat out of five games, including two that were because of a suspension by his team.
The league is still investigating the video of Morant flashing a gun in a nightclub and a more severe sentence could be handed down in the weeks ahead.
It is clear that Morant will be away from his Grizzlies for some time.
The Grizzlies, currently the second-best team in the West, will face challenges without Morant.
But as Sharpe said, the guard is currently working on things that are much bigger and much more important than basketball.
Therefore, the Grizzlies will be willing to wait as long as it takes.NEXT: Skip Bayless Says He Has A Feeling On How Ja Morant Situation Will Turn Out