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The Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant is among the NBA’s most electrifying and dynamic young superstars. His bold style of play on the court and braggadocious confidence off the court has put the league on notice that he’s bound to become one of its most prominent faces.
However, that status has quickly come under scrutiny following reports of Morant’s behavior and life choices outside of basketball.
If you don’t know the issues surrounding Morant, I suggest reading this troubling Washington Post article. It details how Morant allegedly assaulted and threatened a 17-year-old with a gun during a pickup game at his home. It also details Ja bringing a nine-deep entourage to a Memphis mall to help his mother settle a dispute at a Finish Line shoe store. Unfortunately, the confrontation went sideways when a member of Morant’s crew mushed a security guard…