Ja Morant allegedly flashes a gun on Instagram Live two months after the NBA suspension

Two months after he was suspended from the NBA for displaying a weapon on an Instagram live stream, Ja Morant appears to have done it again.

Video allegedly showing a Memphis Grizzlies guard holding a gun in a car went viral over the weekend, according to Bleacher Report.

The footage, posted by the Instagram account @_dtap2, has not been officially authenticated.

It comes after Morant was slapped with an eight-game suspension after another Instagram Live captured him brandishing a gun at a strip club called Shotgun Willie’s in Glendale, Colorado on March 4.

Morant denied the gun was his in the March incident and enrolled in a Florida counseling program.

“I take full responsibility for my actions last night,” he said in a statement. “I am sorry to my family, teammates, coaches, fans, partners, the city of Memphis and the entire Grizzlies organization for letting them down. I am going to take some time to get help and work on learning better methods to deal with stress and my general well-being.”

The NBA suspended Morant “for conduct detrimental to the league” but said it “did not conclude that the weapon in question belonged to Morant, that he brought it to the nightclub, or that he displayed it for more than a brief period.”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said at the time: “Ja’s conduct was irresponsible, reckless and potentially very dangerous. He too has serious consequences given his enormous following and influence, particularly among the young fans who look up to him.

“He has expressed sincere remorse for his behavior. Ja also made it clear to me that he learned from this incident and that he understands that his obligations and responsibilities to the Memphis Grizzlies and the NBA community at large extend well beyond his playing on the court.”

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