NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the press before Game 1 of The NBA Finals and his comments about Ja Morant have raised a lot of questions.
The NBA have been investigating an incident where Grizzlies star Morant flashed a gun for the second time this year on an Instagram live.
Naturally, Silver was asked about in the Finals press conference and his answer would have sent a shudder down Morant’s spine.
“We’ve uncovered a fair amount of additional information,” Silver said. “We probably could have brought it to a head now, but we’ve made the decision that it would be unfair to these players and these teams to announce that decision in the middle of this series.
“I don’t think we yet know what it will take to change his behavior.”
Silver emphasized the need for Morant his team and people around him to “create better circumstances” moving forward.
This second incident occurred in a car on Morant’s friend, Davonte Pack’s IG live.
After it happened, Silver admitted he was “shocked” and although the footage was grainy, Silver was “assuming the worst” ie that Morant was the one holding the gun.
The 23-year-old was suspended from all Memphis’ team activities following the incident.
For Silver to now say the league has uncovered more information definitely sounds daunting and is sounding like Morant may be handed down a lengthy ban from the NBA, at the very least.
Morant had already served an eight-game suspension from when he flashed a gun on his own IG live at a Denver strip club in early March.
On May 24, police conducted a welfare check on Ja after he posted a series of cryptic tweets on his IG story, though it turns out he was fine.
More to come.