Ja Morant (24, Memphis Grizzlies), who was involved in gun-related rumors, was eventually suspended.
Local media, including the US sports channel ESPN, reported on the 17th (Korean time) that Morant was suspended for 25 games in the opening season of the 2023-2024 season. Morant caused controversy last month with a gun on a social media (SNS) broadcast. He explained that it was a toy gun, but it was not accepted. In March, he was caught holding a pistol while drunk at a club in Denver, Colorado, USA, and was suspended for eight games.
“It is surprising and disconcerting that Morant, who had already been suspended for eight games for similar behavior in March, once again brandished a gun on social media,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in a statement. “I’m particularly concerned about the possibility of copying . In these circumstances, I think a 25-game suspension is appropriate. I want to make it clear that I will not tolerate reckless and irresponsible behavior with a gun.”먹튀검증
Morant cannot participate in any team activities during the suspension period. “I took time to reflect. I realized how much I’ve hurt myself. I want to apologize to the NBA, the Memphis club, my teammates and the people of Memphis,” he said. I will become a better brand representative.” He bowed his head.
Memphis expressed its position that it respects the league’s decision regarding Morant’s punishment. “Our standards as a league and as a team are clear, and we expect all team members to adhere to them,” the statement said. Morant, who debuted in the 2019-2020 season, is already a superstar who has been selected as an All-Star twice. He played in 61 games this season, averaging 26.2 points, 8.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds. ESPND said, “Morant’s five-year, $194 million (248.3 billion won) max contract is scheduled to start this season.” As a result, revenue of 39 million dollars (49.9 billion won) decreased.”