Morant releases statement shortly after Grizzlies announcement of his removal from 2 games

Published: Mar. 4, 2023 at 1:13 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 4, 2023 at 7:26 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -Following an incident on Friday night where he appeared to show a gun on Instagram Live, Ja Morant will be away from the Grizzlies for at least the next two games, the team announced on Saturday afternoon.

The NBA also announced on Saturday that they’ve opened an investigation into Morant following the incident.

The Grizzlies star player has found himself in hot water for a number off off-court incidents in recent months, including one following a game against the Indiana Pacers in January where someone in a car he was in pointed a laser at the Pacers’ team bus.

The Grizzlies face the Clippers tomorrow night and the Lakers on Tuesday, and will be missing Morant for both games.

Following the announcement of his removal, Morant released the following statement:

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