Grizzlies Star Ja Morant Says Gun Isn’t His, ‘Not Who I Am’ Video
- March 16, 2023
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Yes, Morant is making one thing clear — the gun he displayed at a Colorado strip club was NOT his — but whose gun it was, the NBA star remains tight-lipped.
The Grizzlies’ guard sat down for a one-on-one interview with ESPN’s Jalen Rose on Wednesday — shortly after his 8-game ban was announced — and he was asked directly who owned the gun he showed on Instagram Live March 4 .
“The gun wasn’t mine,” Morant said. “That’s not me. I do not condone violence of any kind, but I take full responsibility for my actions.”
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“I made a terrible mistake and I can see the picture I painted about myself with my recent mistakes,” he added. “But going forward, I’m going to show everyone who Ja really is, what I’m about, and change that narrative.”
Morant – who hasn’t played for the Grizzlies since March 3 – said he was in a good mental place after the incident… and he’s spent his time off the game talking to therapists, treating himself with Reiki to let and work on anxiety Breathing for stress management.
Yes Morant sat down with me @JalenRose in an exclusive interview about the incident that led to his suspension and his journey forward. pic.twitter.com/t1WwL5dvrQ
— ESPN (@espn) March 15, 2023
Morant added that he realized he needed help while filming the video … and his daughter inspired him to open up with professionals about his struggles.
The All-Star also spoke about his meeting with Adam Silver … and he said it was a productive conversation as the Commish expressed his support.
Morant says he’s still proud to be a role model… saying: “I realize I have a lot of kids who look up to me. Probably even some adults, many fans.”
“I realize that my past mistakes are not a good role model. So I just have to be better and more responsible in this area, be smarter and make better decisions.”