Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant remains in the news for off-the-court issues. Days after a police report said Morant allegedly exposed a gun after punching a teenager “12 or 13 times” during a pickup basketball game last summer, video surfaced Saturday of Morant appearing to display a gun while shirtless at a nightclub. Ja Morant, #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies, reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at FedExForum on February 28, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. (Justin Ford/Getty Images)The NBA released a statement on Saturday morning saying they are looking into the video. GRIZZLIES’ JA MORANT PERFORMS GUN CELEBRATION HOURS AFTER ALLEGED ALTERCATION WITH TEENAGER SURFACES“We are aware of a social media post involving Ja Morant and are investigating,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said, according to ESPN. The video surfaced early Saturday morning following the Grizzlies’ 113-97 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Friday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMMorant can be seen in the video displaying what appears to be a gun while dancing without his shirt on. Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on March 3, 2023 at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)In a report by the Washington Post earlier in the week, Morant reportedly punched a teenager in the head “12 to 13 times” in a pickup basketball game at Morant’s house last summer. According to the report, Morant went into his house after the altercation and emerged with a gun in his waist and his hand on the weapon. NBA STAR JA MORANT’S FRIEND BANNED FROM GRIZZLIES ARENA AFTER LEAGUE PROBED LASER-POINTING CLAIMSMorant told police he had acted in self-defense and filed a police report after the teenager allegedly said he would come back after the altercation and “light this place up like fireworks.” Ja Morant, #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies, looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on March 3, 2023, at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images.)”Any and every allegation involving a firearm has been fully investigated and could not be corroborated. This includes the NBA investigation last month, in which they found no evidence,” Morant’s agent, Jim Tanner, told The Washington Post, adding that it “was purely self-defense.”CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP“Again, after this was fully investigated by law enforcement, they came to the decision not to charge Ja with any crime.”Hours after the report, Morant mimicked a gun motion when celebrating a teammate’s three-point make against the Houston Rockets. Fox News Digital has reached out to the Grizzlies and to Morant’s agent.
Joe Morgan is a Sports Reporter for Fox News.