Ja Morant Is Confronted by a Precious Opportunity

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Sports Illustrated

By Rohan Nadkarni How Morant responds to his suspension could make this whole ordeal a footnote in his career—or an unfortunate harbinger. The NBA announced its punishment for Grizzlies star Ja Morant on Wednesday, suspending the rising star for eight games after he brandished a firearm in a nightclub hours after Memphis’s March 3 loss to the Nuggets and posted it on social media. The suspension is retroactive to March 5, by when the Grizzlies had already sent Morant away from the team, meaning he is eligible to return on March 20. Morant met with NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Wednesday, and…

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