Ja Morant Feb 12, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) during the second half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before but Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is sorry about the video of him messing around with a gun.

Morant had to apologize for a previous incident that led to an eight-game suspension and loss of almost $700,000 in salary.

Over the weekend, the Grizzlies star was once again shown on social media toting a firearm, despite having said that he’s learned his lesson the last time. While he awaits a much harsher punishment from the league over his latest transgression, Morant released an apology statement on Tuesday night.

“I know I’ve disappointed a lot of people who have supported me,” said Morant in a statement shared by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “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.”

The statement didn’t exactly light the NBA world on fire. If anything, the generic nature of the apology led a lot of people to wonder if it was written by Chat GPT and not a human being.  Naturally, there were lots of wild reactions to the statement on social media.

Not everyone had a snarky response to Morant’s statement as some shared messages of hope that he gets the help he needs.

[Adrian Wojnarowski]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.