Adam Silver Says Decision on Ja Morant Will Be Announced After NBA Finals

The Memphis Grizzlies suspended Morant in May after he flashed a gun for a second time on Instagram.

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver will not announce a potential punishment for Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant until after the NBA Finals.

Prior to Game 1 between the Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat Thursday, Silver spoke with reporters about the NBA's investigation into the Morant situation. He disclosed that the league has "uncovered a fair amount of additional information" and "probably could have brought it to a head now," but they will wait out of respect to the players and teams competing for the Larry O'Brien trophy.

Adam Silver comments on the Ja Morant investigation and gives a timeline on its conclusion. 👀

— theScore (@theScore) June 1, 2023
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Morant was suspended by the Grizzlies last month after he appeared to flash a gun on Instagram Live, two months after receiving an eight-game suspension for brandishing a firearm in a Denver strip club and displaying it on his account.

Following the more recent suspension, Silver discussed his one-on-one meeting with Morant after the first incident with ESPN's Malika Andrews, admitting the two never entertained the possibility of a reoccurence due to the severity of the first offense.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Ja Morant seen brandishing what appeared to be another firearm on social media: “Honestly, I was shocked.”

— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) May 17, 2023

Morant issued an apology after the second incident, acknowledging that his words may not mean much at the moment, but he will continue to work on himself.

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