MADRID, 16 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant was suspended by the NBA eight games without pay for conduct detrimental to the league, after appearing on social networks carrying a firearm, according to the competition itself.
The Tennessee franchise ruled more than 10 days ago on the controversial episode, a video that he himself shared on his social network where he could be seen holding a gun, cutting the player for the next two games after what happened, although not yet He has played again and has already chained six games away from the team.
Thus, after being the investigation carried out by the competition, the NBA decided to penalize him with eight games without salary, for which he will miss the two duels of the weekend against San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors and will reappear this Monday against Dallas Mavericks. After learning of the suspension, the 23-year-old player offered an interview to ESPN to acknowledge that he made “a serious mistake.”
“That gun wasn’t mine. It’s not who I am. I don’t condone any kind of violence, but I take full responsibility for my actions. In the future, I’m going to show everyone who Ja really is,” he said.
Despite missing 10 percent of regular season games, Ja Morant is averaging 27.1 points, 6 rebounds and 8.2 assists in 32.5 minutes in his fourth NBA season, in a year in which who was chosen for the second time for the ‘All-Star Game’.