The Memphis Grizzlies are riddled with questions and stark quagmires while they start the 2023-24 season off 1-6, but one thing has proven to be a well-known factor in their unfortunate start to the year: the absence of Ja Morant.
Currently serving out a 25-game suspension due to conduct detrimental to the NBA, the point guard has seen a tremendous amount of backlash as a result of his poor decision-making skills over the past year, both in the form of lost endorsement deals and public shaming from fans and media pundits alike.
Just recently, in fact, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith went on a tirade stating that the superstar should be “ashamed” for how his league-issued hiatus has impacted Memphis so gravely.
However, this hasn’t deterred him from sharing his love and passion for the Grizzlies organization, as he’s reportedly been an active participant during practice and non-game-related team activities and, on Wednesday morning, shared several images and videos on his personal Instagram story of him donning the blue and gold threads.
Ja Morant shares images and videos on Instagram of him donning Grizzlies attire
Though all are presented without captions, the vibe of these posts seems to have some believing that he’s making it known he “badly” wishes he was already suiting up for the Grizzlies.
With his return expected to come in 18 games, the hope is Morant will be ready to contribute right from the jump and, in turn, serve as that much-needed go-to option they’ve sorely been missing during these infancy stages of the campaign.