Memphis suspends Ja Morant again after flashing his gun on Instagram Live

Ja Morant is expected to receive tons of penalties from the NBA after another gun-flashing incident (Brandon Dill/Associated Press)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

They said, never make the same mistake twice.

However, Ja Morant seems to disagree with it.

After putting himself in trouble a couple of months ago due to a series of misconduct off the NBA hardwood, the 23-year-old superstar will most likely receive a heavier penalty after a viral video of Morant showed him flashing his gun again in an Instagram Live video uploaded last May 14, 2023.

In an Instagram Live video by his friend, Morant was seen flashing a gun as they were jamming to a song inside a vehicle.

The Memphis Grizzlies organization then quickly received a notice and immediately handed Morant suspension from all team activities pending league review.

According to ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the young star point guard might be facing a lengthy suspension when the next NBA season kicks off.

However, the veteran sports insider added that the NBA is now investigating the viral video to make sure that it was not fabricated before making their final verdict on Morant.

Two months ago, Morant received disciplinary actions from the Memphis organization after going live on Instagram holding a firearm after their game against the Denver Nuggets.

Aside from his gun issue, Morant was also under fire when he allegedly hit a teenager during a pickup game in his house while threatening a security member of a mall located in Memphis.

Last but not the least, Morant’s escorts made noise when they allegedly threatened some staff members of the Indiana Pacers.

The Indiana side shared that Morant’s entourage aimed a gun with a red laser toward them after Memphis’ 112-100 win.