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Ja Morant Enters Counseling Program Following Off-Court Incident

Memphis Grizzlies' guard Ja Morant has entered a counseling program in Florida following a recent incident in which he flashed a gun at a club in a social media video.

Memphis Grizzlies' guard Ja Morant has entered a counseling program in Florida following a recent incident in which he flashed a gun at a club in a social media video. Morant has missed the Grizzlies' last five games and counting, and there is no timetable for his return to the team, according to ESPN.


The incident was the latest in a string of troubling events for Morant, who was named the NBA's Most Improved Player last season. The league is currently investigating the situation, and Morant could potentially face a suspension if it turns out that he brought the gun on team premises, such as the plane, bus, or locker room, violating the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. The CBA prohibits players from carrying firearms while traveling on any league-related business.


Coach Taylor Jenkins has provided an update on Morant's potential return to game action, saying that there are ongoing internal dialogues and communications with the league. Jenkins also mentioned that Morant is fully engaged in the counseling process and ready for whatever comes next after the Grizzlies' next two games.


However, Jenkins cannot speak with certainty on Morant's return, as any resulting discipline is out of his hands. The Grizzlies will have to forge on with the players they have available as they battle for playoff positioning in the competitive Western Conference.


Morant's decision to seek help with his off-court decision-making is a positive step, and it shows that he is taking responsibility for his actions. It is essential that players receive the support they need to navigate the pressures of being a professional athlete and to make the right choices off the court. Hopefully, Morant's counseling program will help him address any underlying issues and return to the team soon.

Austyn McFadden

@UndraftedNews

March 13, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM

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