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Jul 1, 2020 5:03 AM ET

Grizzlies’ Ja Morant apologizes for anti-police Instagram post




iCrowd Newswire - Jul 1, 2020

Ja Morant Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) gestures after a basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Washington. The Grizzlies won 106-99. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Memphis Grizzlies rookie guard Ja Morant tweeted and deleted an Instagram post suggesting he’d replace his name with an expletive on his number 12 jersey in a protest against police.

The post has since been deleted and Morant apologized Sunday night, saying the message didn’t “accurately convey” what he wanted to share and that he knows “there are good cops ‘12’ out there.”

 

“My post was intended to focus on bad cops who get away with the murder of unarmed Black men and women and those who continue to harass peaceful BLACK LIVES MATTER protestors,” Morant said.

Morant also asked for “justice” in the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police officers who were performing a no-knock warrant.

 

Morant’s post came as the NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and Nike were reportedly working on a deal to allow players to replace their names with social justice statements when the NBA season resumes on July 30.

 



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