Ja Morant Jokes Go Viral Amid NBA Suspension Rumors

Jokes about Ja Morant have flooded social media after he was accused of hitting a teen plenty of instances throughout a pickup sport.

The Memphis Grizzlies guard, who just lately began the NBA All-Star sport, was rumored to be suspended by the league following the allegations, however that has proved to be unfounded and the web has seen loads of memes in regards to the basketball star.

The Washington Post revealed {that a} 17-year-old had instructed detectives from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office that Morant had him “12 to 13 times,” and that his pal had struck him an extra “four to five times.”

The teen additionally claimed that after the combat, which he mentioned occurred after he unintentionally threw a basketball into the face of Morant, that the NBA star re-emerged with a gun clearly seen in his waistband and that he had his hand on the gun.

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Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts in the course of the sport towards the Los Angeles Lakers at FedExForum on February 28, 2023
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The 23-year-old basketball star was sued final September by {the teenager}, with the small print of police paperwork being revealed earlier this week.

Morant has claimed that the scuffle was in self-defense and whereas taking part in towards the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, he celebrated teammate Desmond Bane’s three-pointer in entrance of the Memphis bench by pretending to shoot a gun along with his hand.

While Morant is seeing the humorous aspect of the intense altercation, he has additionally been the topic of many jokes on social media, with tweets flying about how he would have a good time numerous incidents, which primarily state him beating on a minor.

One clip was posted with the caption, “Ja Morant and his boys after threatening a minimum wage HS Junior cashier,” and has gone viral on Twitter, with practically 4 million views.

Another meme shared on Twitter sees a grown man selecting a combat with a toddler after disagreeing with how the teen is him. The tweet is captioned “Ja Morant every time he’s around a minor” and has racked up greater than 1.2 million views.

Former NFL star Shannon Sharpe has been amongst those that have commented on Morant and has urged him to “move differently” sooner or later after particulars of the incident turned public.

Appearing on his sports activities present, Undisputed, alongside Skip Bayless, Sharpe mentioned that Morant’s actions have been exhibiting that he’s “hustling backwards” and that he must be extra conscious of his newfound standing within the NBA.

Sharpe mentioned on the present: “I’ve said it before, Ja, you’re going to have to move differently. You’re in a different stratosphere now. I just think he needs to conduct himself as a person that’s in that same stratosphere.

“He portrays that he’s like one thing that he’s not … He’s hustling backwards … Ja, simply transfer otherwise, bruh…”

Sharpe continued: “I’d by no means provide you with any recommendation on the right way to play basketball, however I’d attempt to provide you with some recommendation on the right way to transfer.

“Let somebody else’s lesson be your lesson … Ja there are a lot of lessons out there for you to learn without having to learn that same lesson through your own hardship, that’s all I would say to him.”

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Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies brings the ball up court docket towards the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on March 01, 2023
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Following The Washington Post’s report, rumors started circulating on social media that Morant had been suspended from the NBA.

This stemmed from a hoax video by Twitter parody account Buttcrack Sports. It shared a clip of NBA commissioner Adam Silver that had been dubbed over. It appeared that Silver mentioned he had “decided to suspend Ja Morant from the NBA indefinitely.”

These claims are false, and Morant has not been suspended by the skilled basketball league.

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