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Losses of NBA Star Ja Morant Due to Suspension

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NBA star Ja Morant was suspended 25 games by the NBA on June 16 for two firearm-related incidents. 

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Incidents occurred on March 4 (Denver nightclub) and May 13 (Instagram live-stream). 

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Morant's suspension without pay, starting the 2023-24 season, costs him significantly. 

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In the 2022-23 season, he lost $668,659 for 8 games; now, he faces a loss of over $7.6 million. 

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His $194 million, 5-year max extension begins in 2023-24, making per-game losses more substantial. 

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ESPN's Bobby Marks estimates Morant's per-game salary just under $305,000. 

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– Morant's potential All-NBA team inclusion last season could have upgraded his contract.

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The difference between a max and supermax contract was estimated around $39 million; Morant finished 7th in guard voting. 

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