Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant was suspended eight games without pay by the NBA on Wednesday after streaming a video of himself holding a gun while intoxicated at a nightclub.
Morant, banned for “conduct detrimental to the league,” has been away from the team and missed five games.
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He will be eligible to return when Memphis plays Dallas on Monday.
The punishment comes after a league investigation into the March 4 incident at a Denver-area club and a meeting on Wednesday between Morant and NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
“Ja’s conduct was irresponsible, reckless and potentially very dangerous,” Silver said.
“It also has serious consequences given his enormous following and influence, particularly…