Twitter Reacts To The NBA Suspending Ja Morant For 25 Games

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has been suspended by the NBA for 25 games for conduct detrimental to the league, and Twitter thinks the suspension is too short.

As part of the suspension, Ja will not be eligible to play the first 25 games of the 2023-2024 NBA season.

Ja was suspended from team activities by the Grizzlies on May 14 after a video surfaced of him brandishing a firearm for the second time in three months.

The NBA suspended Ja Morant for eight games in March (first offense) for holding up a handgun in a Denver nightclub while intoxicated and posting it on Instagram Live.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement today:

Ja Morant’s decision to once again wield a firearm on social media is alarming and disconcerting given his similar conduct in March for which he was already suspended eight games.

The potential for other young people to emulate Ja’s conduct is particularly concerning. Under these circumstances, we believe a suspension of 25 games is appropriate and makes clear that engaging in reckless and irresponsible behavior with guns will not be tolerated.

For Ja, basketball needs to take a back seat at this time.

Prior to his return to play, he will be required to formulate and fulfill a program with the league that directly addresses the circumstances that led him to repeat this destructive behavior.

Ja Morant responded to his 25-game suspension with the following statement:

I’ve had time to reflect and I realize how much hurt I’ve caused.

I want to apologize to the NBA, the Grizzlies, my teammates and the city of Memphis. To Adam Silver, Zach Kleiman and Robert Pera, who gave me the opportunity to be a professional athlete and have supported me.

I’m sorry for the harm I’ve done. To the kids who look up to me, I’m sorry for failing you as a role model. I promise I’m going to be better. To all of my sponsors, I’m going to be a better representation of our brands. And to all of my fans, I’m going to make it up to you, I promise.

I’m spending the offseason and my suspension continuing to work on my own mental health and decision making. I’m also going to be training so that I’m ready to go when I can be back on the court. I know my teammates are going to hold it down and I’m so sorry I won’t be out there with you at the beginning of the season. I hope you’ll give me the chance to prove to you over time I’m a better man than what I’ve been showing you.

Scoop some Twitter reaction below:

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