Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant sparked concern with a series of social media posts on Wednesday (May 24) that led to police doing a welfare check. 

There were four posts in total, which read, "Love ya ma [blue heart emoji]," "Love ya pops [blue heart emoji]," and "You da greatest baby girl [blue heart emoji] love ya." The last post read, "Bye," which made many people question the meaning behind the farewell. 

The  Shelby County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee confirmed that a welfare check was made on Morant after the posts turned heads, and they stated that the famed athlete is "fine." Morant has since deleted the posts.

This comes after Morant was suspended from all team activities after he was featured on his friend Davonte Pack's Instagram Live holding a gun on May 13. This is the second wave of controversy for Morant involving a gun this year, as he was suspended for eight games and entered a counseling program in March after he flashed a gun on his Instagram Live while in a Colorado strip club. 

Source: ESPN