Recently, Ja Morant, the star point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, posted a video on social media that showed him flashing a firearm. This is not the first time that Morant has been seen with a gun on social media, as he also posted a similar video last year. This has raised concerns about the message that Morant is sending, particularly given the high-profile role that he plays as an NBA player. As such, the question has arisen: What should the NBA do about Ja Morant’s recent social media post?
Some have argued that the NBA should take a firm stance against Morant’s actions, given the negative message that he is sending. In particular, there are concerns that Morant’s posts could encourage others to take up firearms, and could contribute to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in the United States. As such, some have called for the NBA to suspend Morant or take other disciplinary action, in order to send a message that such behavior is not acceptable.
Others, however, have defended Morant’s actions, arguing that he has the right to express himself on social media, and that there is no harm in him showing off his firearm. They argue that Morant is simply exercising his Second Amendment rights, and that he should not be penalized for doing so. Additionally, some have pointed out that Morant is a responsible gun owner, and that he has not done anything illegal or dangerous with his firearm.