Ja Morant has been making headlines over the past few weeks, and not in a good way. Fans will undoubtedly know that the Memphis Grizzlies star is being scrutinized for his off-court behavior and antics. After all, when news came in that he physically attacked a 17-year-old boy, it was quickly pointed out that Morant has been behaving in a thug-like manner for a while now and that it is becoming a pattern.
While other incidents like pointing a laser at the Indiana Pacers team bus and threatening a security guard can be considered mild, punching a 17-year-old boy and even producing a gun will be taken much more seriously.
His father Tee Morant has been an integral part of Ja’s life and helped him develop into the NBA talent that he is today. The Washington Post revealed that Tee was present during this fight and tried to handle the situation best. Let us take a closer look at what happened.
Tee Morant wasn’t too impressed with Ja Morant’s antics
Even if Ja acted in a moment of anger and impulsiveness, as youth tend to do, his father was the first person to realize that things were getting out of control and brought his son under control. As we are all aware, Ja got into a fight with a 17-year-old boy and later claimed that he was taunted by the boy who threw the basketball at his face.
That is undoubtedly something that Ja would not have liked very much. However, deciding to punch the boy, whose identity has been hidden, was undoubtedly wrong. In the heat of the moment, the 17-year-old claimed that Ja entered his house and soon came out with his hand inside his waistline, presumably holding a gun.
A Washington Post reporter initially reported that Morant had pointed the gun at the boy. However, she soon clarified that no such action occurred and that the boy simply presumed that Ja was holding a gun with the intent of shooting him.
In any case, that was more than enough for Tee Morant, who probably entered the scene hearing the commotion to yell at Ja and demand that he get inside the house. He said, “No, no, no. Go back. Go back in the house.” This clearly brought a sense of order back and the scuffle ended.
Ja is quite lucky that his father was there to stop him. Especially, if he did have a gun on him and was enraged with the attitude shown by the 17-year-old. Tee realized what his son stood to lose and intervened before it was too late. If he had not done so if it is fully possible that Ja would have been suspended from the league or even arrested.
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