Everybody loves a big tipper.
Ja Morant is known for scoring and ropping dimes, but he was dropping dollars at an obscene rate at the same Denver-area strip club where he flashed a gun 48 hours later.
The Memphis Grizzlies All-Star point guard was pictures at Shotgun Willie’s in Glendale, CO as a stripper gave him a lap dance while thousands of dollars covered the floor.
“The whole room is full of money — it’s literally a pile. You’d need a rake,” according to one club insider who witnessed the scene, via The New York Post.
The 23-year-old point guard, who re-signed with the Grizzlies last year in a 5-year extension deal that could be worth up to $231 million, shelled out at least $50,000 in cash tips.
The club insider praised Morant for the type of person he was despite the heavy backlash he has been receiving lately.
Glendale Police said they investigated Morant but determined that there was not enough evidence to charge the him with a crime after he showed back up to the club and flashed a weapon on Instagram live.
The Grizzlies announced hours after the social media debacle that Morant would miss two games, which was later extended to include an additional four games. There is no word on when he will be able to return to the team.
The NBA is investigating Morant and could hit him with a lengthy suspension if it finds that he was carrying a firearm on team premises.
Days before the gun incident, Morant was the subject of a Washington Post report that included an incident where he allegedly assaulted a teenager before he left and returned with a gun visible in his waistband. Morant told a detective that the teen had first chucked a ball at his head, so he was acting in self-defense.
“I swung first,” Morant told law enforcement, adding, “The ball was to me the first hit.”
That was followed by an incident where he brought nine people to confront a Finish Line employee who got into verbal altercation with his mom. Morant was also accused of threatening the head of security at a Memphis mall.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.