Ja Morant has been suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies from all team activities after a video of the star guard holding a gun started going viral on social media on Saturday night.
Two months after the NBA suspended Morant for a comparable incident, the Grizzlies made the suspension public in a statement on Sunday. The suspension is subject to a league review. The group made no additional comments.
The NBA's Mike Bass issued a statement on Sunday stating, "We are aware of the social media post involving Ja Morant and are in the process of gathering more information.
On Saturday, while driving and singing along to a rap song, the All-Star displayed a handgun during an Instagram Live session on Morant's friend Davonte Pack's account. Since then, the video has been removed.
After a video surfaced in March showing Morant holding a gun while intoxicated at a Denver club while the Grizzlies were in town to play the Nuggets, Morant quit the Grizzlies and enrolled in a counseling program.
After meeting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who described Morant's actions as "irresponsible, reckless, and potentially very dangerous," he was ultimately given an eight-game suspension.
Morant said in an interview with ESPN at the time of the suspension that he understands "what I have to lose" and that he will work to be "more responsible, more intelligent, and staying away from all the bad decisions."