In response to a video showing Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant wielding a gun in a Colorado nightclub, the NBA has suspended him for eight games without pay.
The NBA claimed that the 23-year-old All-behavior Star’s was “detrimental to the league” since he was intoxicated.
Following the live Instagram broadcast on March 4, Morant issued an apology.
“I don’t condone any type of violence, but I take full responsibility for my actions. I made a bad mistake,” he told ESPN.
Because the NBA’s investigation into the event was backdated, Morant can make up the five games he missed on March 21 against the Dallas Mavericks.
“I feel like in the past we didn’t know what was at stake,” said Morant.
“And now finally me having that time to realise everything, have that time alone, I realise that now.
“I realise what I have to lose and, for us as a group, what we have to lose.”