NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the penalty for Ja Morant, seen in a video with a gun twice in a few weeks, will be announced after the NBA Finals.
The NBA is celebrating, with the start of the Finals between Denver and Miami this Thursday (easy victory for the Nuggets), and this is not the time to spoil everything with a firearm story. So decided Adam Silver, the commissioner of the big League, who announced that the sanction against Ja Morant will be revealed at the end of these Finals. The Memphis Grizzlies star has indeed been seen in a video posted on social media twice in the space of three months with a gun in hand. And after receiving an eight-game suspension, the player who will turn 24 in August will undoubtedly receive a stronger sanction, but we will only know it during the month of Junewhen the Finals are over (between June 9 and June 18 depending on whether the series is played in four or seven games).
The previous Arenas
“We uncovered a good amount of additional information. We probably could have brought them up now, but we have made the decision, and I believe the Players Association agrees with us, that it would be unfair for these players and teams in the middle of the Finals to announce the results of this investigation, said Adam Silver. He was suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies for an indefinite period, so nothing would have changed in the next few weeks anyway given that we are of course in the offseason. It seemed best to steer clear of any public announcements, and I now have a feeling that shortly after the conclusion of the Finals we will announce the outcome of this investigation. » The Memphis Grizzlies and their star at 26.2 points on average this season will therefore soon be fixed and can already shake. In 2009, we remember in particular that Gilbert Arenas, of the Washington Wizards, had been suspended 50 games for having brought four firearms (unloaded) to training after a quarrel with a teammate. The case seems less serious this time because it took place in a private setting (at a party, then in a car), but the NBA could still hit hard.