Metal detectors installed for basketball players in Memphis after Morant case
NBA installs metal detectors for players in Memphis after Morant gun incident
MOSCOW, 12 Mar – The National Basketball Association (NBA) in Memphis installed metal detectors for the players after the incident with Ja Morant, who demonstrated a gun in a nightclub.
Footage with such a security system was broadcast on TNT, which showed the match between Memphis and Golden State on Thursday. Center “Grizzlies” Jaren Jackson, because of his height, could hardly get through the metal detectors, before leaving personal belongings.
Earlier, the NBA launched an investigation into Memphis player Morant after his live broadcast on Instagram (the activities of Meta (social networks Facebook and Instagram) are banned in Russia as extremist). During the broadcast, 23-year-old Morant posed with a gun in his hand in a nightclub. He was later suspended for at least two matches. The Colorado State Police (USA) launched an investigation.
Morant was selected by the Memphis with the second overall pick in the 2019 draft and was the top rookie of the regular season in 2020. The point guard was an NBA All-Star in 2022 and 2023. Morant is averaging 27.1 points, 6 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game this season.