Ja Morant's shoe release uncertain following gun incident

Ja Morant’s signature shoe release, the Hunger Ja 1s, has been reportedly cancelled following the latest controversy in which he was seen flashing a gun on a livestream. The sneakers were expected to be released on May 25, but are no longer listed on Nike or Finish Line shops. At least two pieces of Morant gear were still listed for purchase. The signature shoes still appear on Nike’s Launch section, but the sneakers were taken off the website. The sneakers were listed at $110, and they were red and blue colorways with Morant’s logo imprinted inside the shoe. Nike did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox Business. Morant was seen on a livestream last weekend flashing a gun, and the Grizzlies suspended him from all team activities in the wake of the incident as the NBA investigates the situation. Morant was suspended for eight games for flashing a gun inside a Denver nightclub. He admitted after the team’s playoff run that his off-the-court issues may have caused a distraction. In a statement to Fox News Digital earlier this week, Morant said, “I know I’ve disappointed a lot of people who have supported me. This is a journey and I recognize there is more work to do. My words may not mean much right now, but I take full accountability for my actions. I’m committed to continuing to work on myself.” Charles Barkley called those reasoning for Ja Morant ‘jackasses’ after the latest firearm incident.


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