Terrifying News broke over the weekend regarding Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant.
The 2022 Most Improved Player was the subject of an article from The Athletic that detailed an altercation after a game between Morant’s Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers.
A security guard with the Indiana Pacers accused “associates” of Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant of training a red laser attached to a gun on members of the team’s traveling party following a verbal altercation.
“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,” Kravitz and Amick wrote.
The report continued:
“Following a game between the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies on Jan. 29 in Memphis, 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 two members of the traveling party who spoke to The Athletic said that they did not see who shined the laser from the SUV. They also don’t know if the laser was attached to a gun, but they believed it was. A Pacers security guard in the loading area at the time remarked: “That’s 100 percent a gun.”
“We felt we were in grave danger,” one person who was present said. The two sources who spoke to The Athletic requested anonymity because they fear retribution from those who confronted them. They said they considered filing a report with police but decided against it for the same reason.”
The incident may have stemmed from back-and-forths between both the Pacers and Grizzlies, as well as Morant’s brother and friends. Things got intense once the game was over.
“The verbal sparring continued intermittently for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, until Morant entered the loading area. He, Pack and the others dispersed into two vehicles. Morant, Pack and one other person got into an SUV, sources said. The first vehicle turned toward the bus before exiting up a ramp and out of the arena’s loading area. The SUV moved toward the Pacers bus, turned, slowed, and that was when members of the Pacers traveling party noticed a red laser coming from the car and being trained on players, coaches and others.”
This is an extremely troubling incident that the NBA will certainly look into.
Morant is known for traveling often with an entourage that also includes his father Tee.
Shortly after the article, Morant was said to be out for Sunday’s game and would not be available to the media.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.