Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has made plenty of headlines recently. His play on the court has been terrific, including a triple-double on Tuesday night in the victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. However, the Grizzlies' star point guard is facing some legal issues. In a new report that dropped on Wednesday, Morant is facing multiple allegations of violent behavior, according to Molly Hensley-Clancy of The Washington Post.
“NBA star Ja Morant was accused of violent or threatening behavior in two police reports, including previously unknown allegations that Morant “threatened” a mall security director. Four days later, a teenager told police Morant punched him repeatedly.”
Here are some of the details from the report:
So apparently Ja Morant's mother called him after having an argument with a Finish Line employee and he came to the mall 9 deep and told the mall security guard "‘Let me find out what time he gets off"
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It was previously reported that Ja Morant was facing a lawsuit for allegedly striking a minor during a pickup basketball game at the beginning of the year, and now this report goes into more detail on that encounter and more. Morant was also in headlines recently when associates of his reportedly made Indiana Pacers staffers feel like they were in “grave danger” after a game in a truly bizarre incident.
None of this bodes well for the Grizzlies star, and there appears to be a pattern of behavior here that needs to be addressed. This report ironically comes on the same day Morant officially became the new face of Powerade.
This is all definitely a concern for Ja Morant going forward. It's unclear if he will face any kind of suspension for this, but we will provide updates as they come.