Police conduct welfare verify on Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant: report

Ja Morant continues to make headlines off the bottom.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s division carried out a welfare look at Wednesday after the Memphis Grizzlies star posted cryptic messages on social media, in accordance with TMZ.

Morant posted a set of images with the captions: “Love ya ma” with a blue coronary coronary heart emoji, “Love ya pops” with a blue coronary coronary heart emoji and “You da biggest child woman” — blue coronary coronary heart emoji — “love ya.” accomplished off with a simple, “Bye.”

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office knowledgeable the gossip website online that Morant was high-quality and said the NBA star knowledgeable them he’s merely taking a break from social media.

Morant is once more throughout the headlines decrease than two weeks after he was suspended by the Grizzlies from all group actions after a second video of him holding a gun surfaced on social media. The video was from his good pal Davonte Pack’s Instagram keep account and has since been deleted.

“We’re conscious of the social media video involving Ja Morant,” the Grizzlies said in a press launch on Could 14. “He’s suspended from all group actions pending League overview. We have now no additional remark presently.”

The 2-time All-Star launched a press launch after the Could video had gone viral.

“I do know I’ve upset lots of people who’ve supported me,” Morant said. “It is a journey and I acknowledge there’s extra work to do. My phrases could not imply a lot proper now, however I take full accountability for my actions. I’m dedicated to persevering with to work on myself.”

This was not the first incident the guard has with a gun on social media.

Morant was initially suspended for eight video video games by the NBA in March after a video confirmed him holding a gun whereas at a Denver-area strip membership when the Grizzlies had been in town to play the Nuggets. He entered into a brief counseling program after the first gun-related ban.

He then met with Adam Silver to debate the state of affairs and the NBA commissioner said he was beneath the impression that it couldn’t happen as soon as extra.

“Truthfully, I used to be shocked once I noticed this weekend that video,” Silver said on Could 16. “We’re within the strategy of investigating it and we’ll determine precisely what occurred as greatest as we will. The video’s a bit grainy and all that, however I’m assuming the worst. We’ll determine precisely what occurred there.”

The disturbing incidents off the bottom proceed to pile up for Morant. The 23-year-old is being sued by a highschool basketball participant for allegedly punching him throughout the head all through a pick-up sport on the residence of the NBA star. The teenager moreover claimed that Morant went into the house and bought right here once more with a gun.

The guard out of Murray State averaged 26.2 elements, 8.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds this season. It was his second career All-Star take care of being chosen No. 2 whole throughout the 2019 NBA Draft. Morant inked a five-year, $194 million contract extension with Memphis that’s set to kick in subsequent season.