NBA bans some from FedExForum after probe

The NBA stated it investigated a postgame incident after the Memphis Grizzlies’ house sport in opposition to the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 29 and banned some from attending video games on the FedExForum after its probe.

The Athletic reported that acquaintances of the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant confronted members of the Pacers’ touring celebration close to Indiana’s bus within the FedExForum’s loading dock space after the Grizzlies’ 112-100 win that evening. The Athletic reported a laser, coming from an SUV that it reported Morant was driving in, was pointed towards Pacers’ gamers, coaches and others within the loading space.

The Athletic reported it was not recognized who shined the laser, which it reported some feared was hooked up to a gun.

“NBA Security and league investigators conducted an investigation interviewing numerous eyewitnesses and reviewing video surveillance following allegations made by the Indiana Pacers organization regarding a postgame incident on Jan. 29,” the NBA stated in an announcement. “While we substantiated that a postgame situation arose that was confrontational, based on interviews and other evidence gathered, we could not corroborate that any individual threatened others with a weapon.

“Certain people concerned within the postgame scenario and a associated matter in the course of the sport that evening have been subsequently banned from attending video games within the area. If further data turns into out there associated to the postgame scenario, the league workplace will conduct an extra assessment.”

Morant tweeted on Sunday that a friend of his was banned from FedExForum games for a year. During the Jan. 29 game, there was barking between Pacers players and friends of Morant seated along the sideline.

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Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins said before Sunday’s game against the visiting Toronto Raptors that the matter “was addressed internally.”

“The NBA did a full-on investigation; we have been absolutely compliant with it,” he stated.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.