May 29, 2023

Agents, Other Teams ‘Livid’ Over How Ja Morant Situation Reflects On NBA

The NBA could receive pressure from some agents and other teams to issue serious consequences to Ja Morant for again appearing on social media waving a firearm. Morant was suspended eight games in March and met with Adam Silver before returning to the Memphis Grizzlies.

“I’m curious what stance [the players association] might take,” said Tim MacMahon on the Basketball Illuminati podcast. “I’ve talked to agents of other superstar players and they’re pissed off too. Because this is not just a bad look for Ja Morant. This is not just a bad look for the Memphis Grizzlies. This reflects poorly on the entire league.

“I’m talking to an agent of another superstar and he’s like ‘Man, this really taints the image of the whole league. I’ve got my clients who are doing everything right, who are never sniffing any kind of trouble. Positive members of their community. So on and so forth, but then the perception is going to be ‘Look at this fool who thinks playing with guns on Instagram Live is cool.”

“So the players’ association thing will be interesting because it’s not just the league office, it’s not just the Memphis Grizzlies. Other teams are livid about this and other agents are livid about this because they feel it reflects poorly on everybody.”

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