Ja Morant Suspended For 25 Games, Required To Meet Certain Conditions Before Return

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We have been waiting patiently ever since Adam Silver’s Ja Morant statement before the start of the NBA Finals, and now, the NBA has finally released a statement about Morant’s suspension.

According to a press release by the NBA, Morant will face a 25-game suspension, and his return to action is connected to certain requirements.


“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,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “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.”


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