Who Is Ja Morant’s Victim? The 17-Years-Old Boy Accused Ja Morant Of Threatening Behavior

NBA superstar Ja Morant from the Memphis Grizzlies was accused of allegedly punching and threatening a 17-year-old boy with a gun, according to a report by The Washington Post quoting police sources. Who is his victim?
The incident dates back to last summer when in the span of four days, Morant was accused of threatening a member of the security staff at a mall in Memphis and threatening a 17-year-old boy during a scuffle that broke out during a basketball game at Morant’s house.

#1. Ja Morant was accused of Punching 17 years old teen boy

Who is Ja Morant victimSource: Fox Sport

The teen was left with a "large knot" on his head after the attack, deputies from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office who inspected the boy's injuries said in their report.The teenager also claimed that Morant went inside his home after the fight and reemerged with a gun visible from his waistband, according to the Post.Ja's agent, Jim Tanner, disputed the report in a statement "Any and every allegation involving a firearm has been fully investigated and could not be corroborated," he said. "This includes the NBA investigation last month, in which they found no evidence."
Law enforcement did not ask Morant about the gun, but the athlete told police that his actions were in self-defense after the boy had thrown a ball at his head before any altercation had begun.
Morant further alleged to detectives that the boy made threats against him, yelling, "I'm gonna come back and light this place up like fireworks," as he left Morant's property, per the Post. Subsequently, Morant filed a police report stemming from the threats made against himself and his family, according to the report.Tanner said "dozens of people present" at the incident "will confirm Ja acted in self-defense," adding that the allegations against this client are "unsubstantiated rumors and gossip." He charged that the claims "are being put out by people motivated to tear Ja down and tarnish his reputation for their own financial gain."

Who is Ja Morant victimSource: People

The NBA All-Star was recently involved in another legal investigation after a February game against the Indiana Pacers.According to a report from The Athletic's Sam Amick and Bob Kravitz on Feb. 5, "Acquaintances of Grizzlies star Ja Morant aggressively confronted members of the Pacers traveling party near the team's bus in the loading area of FedExForum, and later someone in a slow-moving SUV — which Morant was riding in — trained a red laser on them."
The involved members of Indiana's organization told the outlet, "We felt we were in grave danger." Additionally, a member of the Pacers' security team who was present during the alleged incident said, "That's one hundred percent a gun," at the time, per The Athletic's report.At the time, the NBA said they reviewed the incident and cleared Morant and his group of any wrongdoing. In a statement, the NBA's Vice President of Basketball Communications Michael Preston said, "Following the game last night, Coach [Rick] Carlisle noted the NBA has investigated the reported incident and considers the matter over."
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#2. Morant faces a gun, assault accusations

Who is Ja Morant victimSource: Complex

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant was accused of two incidents of assault last summer, according to previously undisclosed police reports obtained by the Washington Post.The 23-year-old athlete allegedly assaulted a mall security guard and a 17-year-old boy, on separate occasions, the outlet reported. Ja's agent has disputed details of the allegations as reported in the Post.
Both incidents reportedly occurred last summer in Memphis. The head of security at the Memphis mall where one incident allegedly occurred told law enforcement that Morant made threats toward him, and a member of his entourage "shoved" the guard "in the head" during a squabble in the parking lot.No arrests were made as a result of the mall incident, but Morant, who was selected as a starter for the NBA All-Star Game in February, was involved in another incident just four days later, the Post reported.In the second reported incident, Morant was accused of "repeatedly" punching a teenager in the head during a pickup basketball game at Morant's home in Memphis. The victim reportedly told police that the Grizzlies star and an unidentified friend assaulted the boy, knocking him to the ground.

Who is Ja Morant victimSource: The Daily Beast

It was revealed on January 6th that Morant’s entourage was under investigation by the NBA after the Indiana Pacers accused them of pointing a red laser, possibly from a gun, at the members of the coaching squad after a scuffle between the teams on January 29th in Memphis.The NBA assured that they questioned several witnesses and checked the security footage that, although it confirmed there was a scuffle, “it wasn’t enough to corroborate that there was a gun involved.”
In the Grizzlies-Pacers game, Morant butted heads with Chris Duarte in the third quarter, and after the game, the Grizzlies star went to the visiting team’s bus to face Duarte and continue the fight.Later, Morant got in a car with members of his entourage, and members of the Pacers’ coaching squad stated that they saw a red laser pointing at them. According to The Athletic, the Pacers’ squad had a feeling of “danger” because they were convinced the light came from a rifle.The Pacers elevated their complaint to the NBA, which prompted an investigation to identify some of the people responsible for the alternation, but it didn’t find any evidence of a gun.
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