By: Jarrod Horton
In the wake of his latest Instagram Live gun-toting incident, the NBA star has released a statement. Through his representatives, Ja said “I know I’ve disappointed a lot of people who have supported me,” Morant said in the statement. “This is a journey and I recognize there is more work to do. My words may not mean much right now, but I take full accountability for my actions. I’m committed to continuing to work on myself.”
Well, one thing Morant had right was that his words don’t mean much right now. Especially since this is the second time Morant has gone on IG Live and flashed a gun. Following the first incident, Morant enrolled in a Florida counseling facility — to learn how to manage stress better, he later said.
He was suspended for eight games without pay due to conduct detrimental to the league. He did an interview with former NBA player Jalen Rose where one of the things he said was “I take full responsibility from my actions”
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver spoke about Morant’s latest while in Chicago for the NBA Draft Lottery. “Honestly, I was shocked when I saw this weekend that video,” Silver said to ESPN’s Malika Andrews. “Now, we’re in the process of investigating it, and we’ll figure out exactly what happened to the best we can. The video is a bit grainy and all that, but I’m assuming the worst.”