Ja Morant will not be playing for the Grizzlies for at least the next two games, the team confirmed earlier on Saturday. Morant has come under fire for appearing to display a pistol at a nightclub this past weekend.
He did, in fact, record this incident while streaming on Instagram Live, believe it or not. James Tanner, Morant’s agent, issued a statement on his behalf. The All-Star guard has expressed regret for his most recent behavior.
For what I did last night, I fully accept responsibility, Morant stated. “I apologize for disappointing my family, friends, teammates, coaches, supporters, business partners, the city of Memphis, and the whole Grizzlies organization.
“I’m going to take some time off to get assistance and work on developing more effective coping mechanisms for stress and improving my general wellbeing.” Morant’s return has no set date as of yet. We just know that he won’t be present for the Grizzlies’ upcoming contests with the Clippers and Lakers.
With an average of 27.1 points and 8.2 assists per game for Memphis, Morant is having another outstanding season. I hope Morant receives the necessary assistance.