Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant found himself in the news cycle this week after another unfortunate social media video featuring him went viral.
Ja Morant was allegedly seen showing off a gun on IG Live yesterday 😳 pic.twitter.com/fdhjBbIn9c
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) May 14, 2023
Given his past woes, folks understandably were displeased with this latest development.
Coincidentally, Morant’s new “Hunger” Nike Ja 1 photos dropped this week as well.
— Nice Kicks (@nicekicks) May 14, 2023
NBA fans, being the vocal group of individuals that they tend to be, had some strong takes to Morant’s newest shoe drop.
They immediately flocked to social media to weigh in.
The rest of Ja Morants fit: pic.twitter.com/whdRcvSESZ
— Spectre (@SpectreOG) May 14, 2023
Same as the lights he’s seeing in the rear view. C’mon Ja! pic.twitter.com/CRNT7pTu5I
— Stevie McG (@irishpinstripe) May 14, 2023
Make a gunmetal colorway
— youaintgotnohoes.eth (@_YUNGDRSEUSS) May 14, 2023
Should include bullets.
— 19Nineteen19 (@biggsyNC) May 14, 2023
If it don’t come with hollows then put em back
— Julio (@1021129O) May 14, 2023
When is the Berretta edition coming out ?
— sailorbill15 (@sailorbill15) May 14, 2023
When will Nike drop the Ja1 “Glock” colorway?
— Daniel Walsh (@Walsh13d) May 14, 2023
gun sold separately lmfaoo https://t.co/4UmsD3QozY
— flexican (@putmeincoach23) May 15, 2023
These are tough. Might be the ones I get.
(I thought someone needed to actually talk about the shoe). https://t.co/HRhGXdUmt5
— Willis Orr (@WillisMemphis) May 15, 2023
Still need em https://t.co/XtRw2h8yI1
— 95IVE (@_ZayDunk) May 15, 2023
While fans have expressed a ton of disappointment in Morant for getting into trouble again, none of this should come as a surprise.
Literally two weeks ago the man was seen on video chugging tequila straight out of the bottle and partying it up after a disappointing playoff run.
Morant is 22 years old, got almost $200 million guaranteed from the Grizzlies and took Drake’s girl at one point. He feels untouchable – and he is acting like it.
Brittany’s Mother’s Day outfit caused a stir. https://t.co/cEqAG7bSpe
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 15, 2023
At the moment it looks like he is facing a lengthy NBA suspension come next season.
Will Nike stand by Morant and keep releasing his shoes amid all these troubles? Time will tell.