Jun 11, 2023
Ja Morant: Reps insist Grizzlies star flashed 'toy gun' as suspension nears
Is there a new twist to the Morant saga? Ja Morant is facing a hefty
Is there a new twist to the Morant saga?
Ja Morant is facing a hefty suspension from the NBA after a video last month showed him flashing a gun while in a friend's car. But while Morant's representatives seem resigned to the NBA's probable punishment, they are challenging the assumption that the weapon Morant took out on Instagram Live was real.
On Tuesday, the Breakfast Club radio program revealed information its hosts had allegedly received from Morant's camp, which insisted that the gun shown in the now-infamous Instagram video was actually fake.
This account of Morant's actions disputes what is shown in the video, which was posted to friend Davonte Pack's account. The camera, focused on Morant, is immediately pointed down as soon as the gun comes into focus, which seems to underline the widely-held assumption that the Memphis Grizzlies guard was holding an authentic firearm.
Breakfast Club host Claudia Jordan told viewers that the NBA will announce that Morant's suspension will be 30 games -- more than one-third of the 2023/24 season.
This suspension would mirror the punishment doled out to former Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, who was suspended for 30 games after his arrest on felony domestic violence charges in June 2022.Morant Ja Morant NBA Morant Instagram Live Breakfast Club Morant Davonte Pack Memphis Grizzlies Breakfast Club Claudia Jordan NBA Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges