ESPN’s Malika Andrews faces social media scorn over Ja Morant’s pertinent question to Adam Silver

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ESPN reporter Malika Andrews was the subject of backlash on social media Tuesday after she asked NBA commissioner Adam Silver about the firearm video of Ja Morant, which led to the latest suspension of the Memphis Grizzlies star over the weekend.

Silver appeared on ESPN as the San Antonio Spurs received the first overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. Andrews asked Silver about his meeting with Morant after the Grizzlies guard was suspended for the first time for displaying a weapon. at a Denver nightclub.

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media before the start of the game Oklahoma City Thunder against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on November 26. April 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

«Honestly, I was shocked when I saw that video this weekend,» Silver said. «Now, we’re in the process of looking into it, and we’ll figure out exactly what happened to the best of our ability. The video is a little grainy and all, but I’m assuming the worst.»

He said he and Morant talked openly and honestly about the consequences that could result from waving a firearm.

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Malika Andrews in Los Angeles

ESPN sideline reporter Malika Andrews comments during the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Clippers games at Crypto.com Arena on January 13, 2023 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

While the question seemed pertinent given the situation, some NBA fans weren’t happy with it. Andrews faced some backlash on social media.

The Grizzlies suspended Morant from all team activities when the NBA launched an investigation into the situation.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania appeared on «The Pat McAfee Show» and presented a terrifying prospect.

Ja Morant vs. Grizzlies

Ja Morant, #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies, reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game Two of the NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals at FedExForum on May 3, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Justin Ford/Getty Images)

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«There’s concern around the Grizzlies that [the NBA] It’s going to be tough for Ja Morant and this will potentially be a serious suspension,» Charania said.

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