Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies celebrates his three-point basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the first quarter of the game at Target Center on November 30, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (David Berding/Getty Images)

It seems that NBA superstar Ja Morant did not learn a lesson from being suspended earlier this year for a video showing him holding a handgun. After losing in the playoffs, Morant was seen flashing a gun in a vehicle during an Instagram Live Video. The point guard now faces a lengthy suspension from the NBA as it is his second offense in less than three months and the league has a strict policy on guns. Morant was even forced to attend a 36 hour therapy program in Florida as part of his punishment for the first suspension.

According to ESPN:

The Memphis Grizzlies have suspended Ja Morant from all team activities after a video showing the star guard holding a gun began circulating on social media Saturday night.

The Grizzlies announced the suspension, which is pending a league review, in a statement Sunday, two months after the NBA suspended Morant over a similar incident. The team did not provide further comment. “We are aware of the social media post involving Ja Morant and are in the process of gathering more information,” NBA spokesperson Mike Bass said in a statement Sunday.

On Saturday, during an Instagram Live session on Morant’s friend Davonte Pack’s account, the All-Star flashed a handgun while driving and singing along with a rap song. The video has since been deleted.

Morant left the Grizzlies and entered a counseling program in March after a video showed him holding a gun while intoxicated at a Denver club when the Grizzlies were in town to play the Nuggets. He was eventually suspended eight games after meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who called Morant’s conduct “irresponsible, reckless and potentially very dangerous.”

Experts believe Morant will face a double-digit game suspension at the start of the new season in the fall. He could also face losing his shoe deal with Nike who makes a signature shoe for him. Losing a shoe deal like that could see the player miss out on millions of dollars.

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