The Unsettling Mystery of Ja Morant's Instagram Goodbyes
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Memphis Grizzlies basketball star Ja Morant sent shockwaves through the NBA community after posting a series of worrying Instagram stories that hinted at a sorrowful farewell to his family. The young guard, who has recently been suspended from basketball activities due to a firearm possession incident, left fans and colleagues alike in a state of concern and confusion.
A Concerning Social Media Farewell
Over the course of the past week, Morant published several intimate photographs with his parents and daughter on Instagram. In the images, he appears to be bidding farewell to his loved ones, adding a cryptic “Goodbye” in his final story.
This action sparked immediate worry among fans and insiders alike, with many interpreting the posts as a cause for alarm. The unsettling posts were soon removed from his account, but the seed of doubt and worry had already been planted.
The online community was left grappling with the question: What could the promising young basketball player possibly be indicating with such perplexing posts?
A Community in Fear and Confusion
Renowned ESPN analyst Stephen A.
Smith shed further light on the situation during his appearance on FanDuel’s “The Stephen A. Smith Show." Smith revealed that the incident – merely the latest in a series of unusual behavior from the Grizzlies' point guard – left many within the NBA fraternity feeling “fearful” and “uncomfortable”.
Smith stated, “I for one can tell you that I called the NBA league office; they had no idea what was going on”. Smith continued, explaining that even former teammates of Morant, who had insider knowledge of his habits and the pressures he faces, were equally concerned about his recent actions.
Ja Morant posted a series of IG stories saying ‘love ya’ to his mom, dad and daughter.
And then a final story saying ‘bye’ with a photo of a NBA On TNT microphone ? pic.twitter.com/qsXwE8tx02 — ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 24, 2023
A Troubled Season for Morant
Earlier this year, Morant faced disciplinary action due to an incident involving a firearm, resulting in his suspension from the Memphis Grizzlies.
This led to his absence from eight NBA games, a significant blow to his team given Morant's exceptional performance this season, where he averaged 26 points, eight assists, and six rebounds per game. Despite Morant's impressive individual performances, the Grizzlies' journey in the playoffs was cut short by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round.