We’ve waited patiently since NBA Chief Adam Silver announced ahead of the NBA Finals that they would take their time with superstar Ja Morant’s suspension, but now the NBA has released a statement on Morant’s suspension.
According to an NBA press release, Morant will be suspended for 25 games and his return to play is subject to certain conditions. 25-game ban means Morant will sit out almost a third of all of next season.
“Ja Morant’s decision to resume using a firearm on social media is alarming and troubling given his similar behavior in March, for which he was previously suspended eight games,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
“Of particular concern is the possibility that other young people will mimic Morant’s behaviour. In these circumstances, we believe a 25-game ban is appropriate and make it clear that reckless and irresponsible conduct with guns will not be tolerated.”
“For Ja, basketball needs to take a back seat at this point. Before he can play again, he needs to work out and fulfill a program with the league that directly addresses the circumstances that led him to repeat this destructive behavior .”