Ja Morant is a promising American basketball player, professional in the NBA with the Memphis Grizzlies, suspended until December 19, 2023. Born on August 10, 1999, Morant became known for his college career with the Murray State Racers and for being selected second overall in the 2019 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. Morant is known for his spectacular and athletic playing style. He is a talented point guard, capable of making accurate assists and creating spectacular dunks. His ability to handle the ball and his elevated sense of the game have allowed him to emerge as one of the most promising young talents in the NBA.
Despite his young age, Morant has demonstrated remarkable maturity in his approach to the game and an ability to quickly adapt to the professional level. His winning mentality and work ethic make him a fascinating player to follow, and many expect great things from him in the near future. On March 4, 2023, it was revealed that the NBA had launched an investigation into an Instagram Live by Morant in which the basketball player displayed a gun at a club in Glendale, Colorado, hours after a loss to the Denver Nuggets. On March 15, Morant met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in New York to discuss the recent controversies. Following this conversation, Silver stated that the basketball player showed sincere repentance and remorse for his behavior and that he understood his responsibilities off the court. The same day the league announced it had suspended Morant for the next eight games without pay. The suspension also covered matches he had already missed since the incident, meaning he could return to action on March 20. On May 14, 2023, two months after the first sanction, Morant was suspended from all team activities by the Memphis Grizzlies for again displaying a gun during an Instagram Live, in this case on the account of a friend of his.