Ja Morant was recently suspended by the NBA for 8 games. However, since he has already missed 6 games for the Memphis Grizzlies, Ja will be able to return on March 20, against the Dallas Mavericks. His return depends on his fitness levels as well. Hence, his return date still isn’t confirmed but fans can be delighted to know that it’s on the cards.
The following has been released by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/OhNwWzj9zU
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) March 15, 2023
Morant has been the talk of the town this entire month. The controversies he has been involved in have landed him in plenty of trouble. The Grizzlies youngster was accused of attacking a 17-year-old boy when a pickup basketball game went wrong. If that wasn’t enough trouble for him, Ja flashed a gun during an Instagram live, right after the game against the Denver Nuggets.
This sparked rumors of Ja’s arrest and many thought he was suspended for 50 games as well. The main reason for this would be the fact that there were rumors that Ja brought the gun on the plane to Denver. That’s a violation according to the NBA’s rulebook and a lengthy suspension could have been the consequence Ja had to face.
Ja Morant believes he’s ready to help the Memphis Grizzlies challenge for the NBA title
In a recent interview with ESPN and Jalen Rose, Ja mentioned that he’s ready to set foot on the NBA court once again. He said, “When I get back out there, I’m going to be ready to go. Ready to push for a ring.”
It speaks at length about his mentality and how he’s willing to prove himself despite all the recent setbacks. His comments seem to have fired up fans as well. A fan tweeted, “DAMNNNN JA REDEMPTION ERA FOR REAL,” showing some real excitement with Ja’s return.
DAMNNNN JA REDEMPTION ERA FOR REAL https://t.co/3kKldogJV4
— JA IS BACK (@grizzpumpkin) March 16, 2023
— Zay (@zayyfasho2) March 16, 2023
While many have praised his mentality to get back stronger, some have had a go at the Grizzlies star as well. One ruthlessly claimed that the fact that Ja is changed is “such a joke.”
Stop this. This whole charade that he’s changed and shit is such a joke.
— Toxic Debate (@Westbrick666) March 16, 2023
First round exit 😂
— 1 Dream (@qureshi_lac) March 16, 2023
Losing to warriors first round 😂😂😂
— Kyrie02 (@kyrie_0202) March 16, 2023
Some predicted the Grizzlies’ exit from the playoffs and even at the hand of the Golden State Warriors. The NBA world is aware of the drama going on between the defending champs and the Grizzlies. It is to be noted that Ja will be aiming to return soon to hit back at all of his critics.
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