Ja Morant has managed to land himself in trouble once again after a pick-up basketball game goes horribly wrong. According to multiple reports that emerged very recently, Morant has been accused of threatening a 17-year-old boy with a gun. It is shocking to know that one of the biggest NBA personalities is involved in such allegations and will be career-threatening if proven true.
Ja Morant was accused of punching a 17-year-old boy 12-13 times and flashing a gun at him during a pickup basketball game last summer, according to a police report obtained by @mollyhc
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 1, 2023
For those who don’t know, Ja played basketball with a teenager at his Tennessee home in September 2022. It took a drastic turn as a verbal argument eventually became physical. Earlier this year, the young boy filed a lawsuit against Ja and alleged that he was attacked. The Grizzlies guard was investigated at the time but no action was yet taken.
What did Adam Silver and the NBA say about Ja Morant’s accusations?
The 23-year-old hails from South Carolina but it is no secret that the NBA community has accused him of “pretending to be a thug.” This includes Shannon Sharpe who went off on him a while ago as well. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has not commented on any of these allegations just yet. It looks like there will be new developments on the matter as Ja’s lawyer also addressed the reports recently.
The Washington Post was the first to bring the accusations to light. The well-known entity mentioned that Ja attacked the boy but claimed that it was an act of self-defense. Moreover, journalists have taken a U-turn and now claim that Ja only had a gun visible in his waistband and did not point it at the boy.
The Post’s Candance Buckner’s tweet proves this: “I deleted a previous tweet that incorrectly stated Morant *pointed* a gun at the 17-year-old boy. The actual alleged version of events is in the story: the boy told detectives Morant had a gun visible in his waistband and placed his hand on the weapon.”
Statements from Jim Tanner and Keenan Carter on today’s Washington Post reporting: pic.twitter.com/hTYz4rw8UA
— TANDEM (@_tandemse) March 1, 2023
Amid this, Ja’s lawyer and agent have addressed the reports and have buried the rumors. Legal representative Keenan Carter slammed The Post and mentioned that it was an attempt to “tarnish Ja’s reputation.” The player has not commented on the matter and it is not known whether he will do in the future. Whatever the case, if these allegations are true, the NBA could suspend Ja indefinitely and he could be arrested.