Grizzlies’ Ja Morant appears to brandish a gun on a live stream months after suspension

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

The video showed Morant in the passenger seat dancing to music with some friends. He then appeared to draw the gun to show off for the camera and that’s when the friend holding the phone took it from the Grizzlies guard and pointed it at his shoulder.

A photo that appeared to show Morant with the gun went viral on social media.

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The Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and forward Xavier Tillman during the playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers at FedExForum on April 26, 2023 in Memphis. (Petre Thomas-USA Today Sports)

The Grizzlies did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment. Representatives for Morant did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Morant has been in the spotlight throughout the course of the season due to various reports accusing him of wrongdoing. He was never charged in any of the incidents, but it all came to a boil earlier this year when he was seen brandishing a gun at a Denver nightclub.

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

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

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Lakers guard Dennis Schroder defends against Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on April 28, 2023. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA Today Sports)

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«I just have to be better with my decision making,» Morant said, via ESPN last month. «That’s it. The off-court issues hit us as an organization quite a bit. [need] more discipline.»

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

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

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Grizzlies guard Ja Morant warms up before the Los Angeles Lakes playoff game at FedExForum in Memphis on April 26, 2023. (Petre Thomas-USA Today Sports)

In March, a police report said Morant allegedly exposed a weapon after beating a teenager last summer.

In The Washington Post’s report, Morant allegedly hit the teen over the head «12 to 13 times» in a casual basketball game at Morant’s home. According to the report, Morant entered his home after the altercation and came out with a gun at his waist and his hand on the gun.

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

Fox News’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.

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