Ja Morant is one of the most promising players in the NBA and is part of a new generation of upcoming stars. The Grizzlies guard has faced some disciplinary issues off the court as a second video of his gun violence recently surfaced on social media. For the first time since the Instagram Live scandal, Morant has broken his silence and apologized for his irresponsible conduct.
The Grizzlies superstar was seen flashing a gun during an Instagram Live video in a strip club which resulted in an eight-game ban. The 23-year-old attended a short rehab counseling program in Florida during the suspension following his initial incident in March. A second video has taken the internet by storm and Morant was heavily criticized for his negligence.
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Morant issued a statement in which he took full responsibility for his actions and promised to improve his behavior and said via ESPN, "I know I’ve disappointed a lot of people who have supported me. This is a journey and I recognize there is more work to do. My words may not mean much right now, but I take full accountability for my actions. I’m committed to continuing to work on myself."
Notably, Morant was suspended by the Grizzlies after his latest gun scandal, which was not streamed from Morants Instagram handle but from his friend's account, who also featured in the video. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski shared Morant's apology quote on Twitter and the apology was quickly clowned on the internet as it did not appear sincere to the fans and since he was a repeat offender.
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a televised interview with ESPN that he was "shocked" by the video. He also mentioned that the NBA is investigating the new video thoroughly as it is not very clear.
Ja Morant has been a part of a lot of controversies recently as Josh Holloway, then 17, had accused Morant of punching him during a pickup basketball game last summer. Morant also filed a countersuit claiming battery and assault. Morant has not been charged with a crime in any of these incidents.