Bad News for Mepmphis Grizzlies Star as Ja Morant’s sneakers are reportedly no longer on Nike’s website.
Nike cut ties with Ja Morant’s sneakers after flashing a gun on Instagram Live Ja Morant has been making headlines throughout the week following a widely circulated social media video that purportedly shows him holding a gun.
It’s worth noting that Morant had previously received an eight-game suspension during the regular season for a similar incident.
As a consequence, the Memphis Grizzlies, the team for which Morant plays as a standout point guard, have taken action by suspending him from all team activities.
Given Ja Morant’s history of misconduct, it is unsurprising that his recent actions could result in a potentially harsher penalty than the eight-game suspension he received during the season.
Not only the NBA but also major companies that have significant sponsorship agreements with Morant could express their dissatisfaction with his behavior.
For example, on Tuesday, a vigilant YouTube user noticed that the Nike website no longer showcased Morant’s shoes.
The SKU is now gone on the Ja 1 “Hunger” page on SNKRS & all Ja Morant’s sneakers have been removed on the Nike website…..👀 pic.twitter.com/YaYb4jCfi5
— YouTube Guy (@SneakerPhetish) May 17, 2023
This development suggests that there may be repercussions from the major company in response to his actions.
To have a signature shoe with Nike is a remarkable achievement, especially considering that during the 2022-23 NBA season, only five players held that distinction according to The Sporting News.
At just 23 years old, Ja Morant has established himself as one of the most prominent up-and-coming stars in the league.
This season, he showcased his exceptional skills by averaging 26.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 8.1 assists, and 1.1 steals per game, while maintaining an impressive field goal percentage of 46.6%.
In the second consecutive season, the Memphis Grizzlies achieved a notable record of 51 wins and 31 losses, securing the second seed in the Western Conference.