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Ja Morant posts series of alarming Instagram stories (photos)

NBA superstar has fans anxious
Ja Morant speaks to the media after a game. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out)
Ja Morant speaks to the media after a game. (Photo by Derrel Jazz Johnson for rolling out)

Ja Morant has fans worried. On May 24, the Memphis Grizzlies‘ star guard posted a series of photos of his loved ones on his Instagram with the final slide reading, “Bye.”


Morant is currently suspended by the Memphis Grizzlies after being spotted allegedly holding a gun on his friend’s Instagram live. It was the second time Morant has been on Instagram live holding a gun within the past three months. The first time, Morant was in a Colorado strip club after the Grizzlies played the Nuggets. Morant checked into a counseling facility in Florida after the initial suspension.


“I’m going to take some time away to get help and work on learning better methods of dealing with stress and my overall well-being,” Morant wrote in a statement.

When he returned from the suspension, he sat down with ESPN’s Jalen Rose and said he needed to find better ways to deal with his anger and all of the hardships life brings. In a 2021 interview with Taylor Rooks, he opened up about mental health.


“Anytime someone asks me, ‘Are you OK?’ I always say, ‘I’m good,’ even if I’m not,” Morant told Rooks. “I’m just used to getting through stuff on my own.”

If you or a loved one feels like harming themselves, please contact the 24/7 suicide and crisis lifeline at 988 or text 741-741.

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