Ja Morant’s signature shoe is REMOVED from Nike website and some apps after second gun incident in as many months
- Morant’s main signature shoe is no longer available on the main Nike site
- However, a drop of the ‘Ja 1’ in limited colors is still planned on the SNKRS app.
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Ja Morant’s signature shoe is no longer for sale on Nike’s website or the company’s app.
The Ja 1 includes multiple colorway options and a staggered release of additional models that are still listed as “future drops” by Nike.
That includes a drop on Nike’s SNKRS app, which releases limited-edition shoes like Jordans. Ja Morant’s ‘Ja 1’ is currently on this app along with a special ‘Hunger’ colorway releasing on May 25th.
This drop has not been removed from the rotation, tapping on the shoe brings up its details, and users can still click a button asking them to be notified when the drop occurs.
The Memphis Grizzlies suspended Morant, 23, last week when new video showed the All-Star with a gun and left NBA commissioner Adam Silver “shocked.”
Grizzlies star Ja Morant’s iconic shoes have been removed from Nike’s website
A Google search shows that Morant’s shoes – including the Ja 1s – are on the site
However, clicking on the link leads to a blank page stating that the shoes cannot be found.
It was Morant’s second suspension for the same reason — a posted video of the MVP candidate holding a gun — in two months.
Morant’s endorsement relationship with Powerade also appears to be in jeopardy.
The company pulled a marketing campaign featuring Morant when the first firearms incident and suspension for conduct harmful to the team came in March. This week, a Powerade spokesperson said, “At this time, we don’t have any Ja-related content running.”
On the Nike site, the original Ja 1 link redirects to a page that says “THE PRODUCT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE”.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, FootLocker and secondary sneaker retailer StockX had several versions of the Ja 1 available Thursday. The Morant line of shoes has been removed from Finish Line stores and the app.
But after his recent actions, people on social media and beyond said they would boycott the South Carolina-born guard’s products.
Although the shoes may be off site, at least three Morant logo t-shirts are still available.
On Nike’s SNKRS app, a planned release of a special Ja 1 is still available and listed.
Longtime ESPN reporter Michael Wilbon said he forbade his son from owning the star’s shoes.
‘I know in my house, I told Matthew [my son] you can’t have the shoe. I am not buying this shoe.
“You don’t buy this shoe. Our money as a family is not for this. I’m not the only one feeling this.
Morant was suspended by the Grizzlies “from all team activities” following the incident.