Davonte Pack, a close buddy of Ja Morant, has returned to FedExForum after serving a one-year suspension. After serving a one-year suspension, a close friend of Ja Morant’s is now permitted to attend Memphis Grizzlies home games until the end of the season.
During Monday’s game against the Sacramento Kings, which was a 103-94 loss, Davonte Pack made his comeback to FedExForum. When it was his first chance to return to the arena, he sat courtside while watching the game.
“It looks and feels good,” Pack said in an interview with The Commercial Appeal. It gives me great pleasure to watch the boys go out and perform what they do. On the other hand, I wish that we had been able to win when I initially returned. The other things, however, are the most important.
In the aftermath of a confrontation that occurred between Pack and a Pacers player during a game on January 29, 2023, Pack was removed from the court and subsequently given a suspension. After the game, members of Morant’s camp were accused of aiming a laser at a Pacers team bus for training purposes. After that, the National Basketball Association (NBA) conducted an investigation; however, the league’s interviews and evidence did not reveal that anyone had been threatened with a weapon.
Mike Bass, a representative for the National Basketball Association, stated that “certain individuals involved in the postgame situation and a related matter during the game that night have been subsequently banned from attending games in the arena.” This comment was made in conjunction with the announcement of the ban. Pack was not permitted to attend games played at FedExForum for one year, although he was permitted to attend games played away from the venue.
As a result of a report from The Athletic that stated the National Basketball Association was conducting an investigation against the Grizzlies star, Morant eventually came to Pack’s defense as well as his own on X, which was once known as Twitter, on February 5.
In an effort to refute the findings of the report, Morant tweeted with a laughing emoji, “Did an investigation see that they were capping?” Despite this, I have allowed a story to be published that portrays me and my family in a poor light. & prohibited my brother from attending any home games for a period of one year. incomprehensible”
Prior to the suspension, Pack was frequently spotted attending home games in support of Morant. During the time that he was suspended, he appeared at away games, including Morant’s first game of the season, which was played against the New Orleans Pelicans. During the month of December, he was also present at a G League Memphis Hustle game alongside Morant.
Pack is also involved in a lawsuit dispute with Morant that stems from a pickup basketball game that took place in July 2022 with Joshua Holloway, who was a high school basketball player at St. George’s Independent School in Memphis at the time. Holloway was 17 years old at the time. In a deposition that was submitted by Holloway’s attorney, Rebecca Adelman, Pack admitted to hitting Holloway after Morant had hit Holloway. This led to the filing of criminal charges against Pack. During the month of November in 2023, the accusations of misdemeanor assault were terminated.
A lot of things changed for the Grizzlies when the Pack was suspended. The most notable thing is that Morant will not be able to play for the rest of the season because he underwent surgery on his right shoulder.
Pack anticipates spending a significant amount of time at FedExForum, despite the fact that Morant will not be participating in the season.
“Regardless of 12 playing, I’m a Memphis Grizzly,” according to Pack. “It’s just that.”
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