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Memphis Grizzlies- Ja Morant Seen To Have Flash Gun On Livestream, Suspended From Team Activities

Morant was suspended for eight games after he flashed a gun on Instagram Live in March

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant appeared to flash a gun in a video on Instagram Live on Saturday night while he was in a vehicle with friends.

The video showed Morant in the passenger seat dancing to some music with some friends. He then appeared to pull the gun out to show off for the camera and that’s when the friend holding the phone pulled it away from the Grizzlies point guard and faced it toward his shoulder.

A photo appearing to show Morant with the weapon went viral around social media.

The Grizzlies didn’t immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s quest for comment. Morant’s representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

The Grizzlies suspended Morant from all team activities.

“We are aware of the social media post involving Ja Morant and are in the process of gathering more information,” NBA spokesperson Mike Bass told The Athletic.

Morant has been in the spotlight over the course of the season over several reports accusing him of wrongdoing. He was never charged in any of the incidents but it all came to a boiling point earlier this year when he was seen brandishing a gun in a Denver nightclub.

He was suspended eight games in March and checked himself into a clinic for stress management.

After the Grizzlies were eliminated from the playoffs, Morant acknowledged the off-court incidents may have led to a distracted team.

“I’ve just got to be better with my decision-making,” Morant said, via ESPN last month. “That’s pretty much it. Off-the-court issues affected us as an organization pretty much. Just [need] more discipline.”

It was one of a few issues that came to light.

The Indiana Pacers claimed that after an altercation between associates of Morant and the Pacers in January, a red laser was pointed at the team from an SUV that was carrying Morant, which the Pacers believed was a gun. The NBA investigated the incident and found that no “individual threatened others with a weapon.”

In March, a police report said Morant allegedly exposed a gun after punching a teenager last summer.

In the report by The Washington Post, Morant allegedly punched the teenager in the head “12 to 13 times” in a pickup basketball game at Morant’s house. According to the report, Morant went into his house after the altercation and emerged with a gun in his waist, and his hand on the weapon.

“I feel like mine is more off the court and on the court – just being disciplined both sides,” Morant said back in April. “Off the court, making better decisions. On the court, being locked in even more. Being a leader of this team, it pretty much starts with me. So however I attack any situation, I know my guys will follow. I’ve just got to be better in that area.”

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