NBA commissioner Adam Silver also gave his ‘shocked’ to Ja Morant’s gun-waving on Instagram Live.
Ja Morant releases a statement following his latest suspension
JA’ takes accountability in first comments since second gun-video.
Last week, Ja Morant was suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies after the star guard was seen flashing a gun on social media over the weekend.
The incident came just two months after the NBA suspended Morant for eight games without pay after he brandished a weapon during an Instagram Live session. In a statement provided to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday night, Morant said, “I know I’ve disappointed a lot of people who have supported me. This is a journey and I recognize there is more work to do. My words may not mean much right now, but I take full accountability for my actions. I’m committed to continuing to work on myself.”
The Grizzlies organization has already suspended Morant “from all team activities pending league review,” the NBA has yet to deliver a ruling on the matter. During ESPN's coverage of the NBA Draft Lottery earlier Tuesday evening, commissioner Adam Silver appeared alongside Malika Andrews to share his thoughts on Morant's latest actions.
“Honestly, I was shocked when I saw this weekend that video,” Silver shared at the 1:45 mark below. "Now, we're in the process of investigating it, and we'll figure out exactly what happened to the best we can. And again, the video's a bit grainy and all that, but I'm assuming the worst, you know? But we'll figure out exactly what happened there.”