Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant, 23, has been accused of threatening a mall security guard, punching a 17-year-old, and holding a gun to his face, the Washington Post has claimed. According to the news outlet, the incident occurred last summer but has not been reported so far.
According to interviews conducted by Shelby County Sheriff’s officer, Morant punched the teenager “12-13 times” during a pickup game at the NBA star’s house. The teenager claimed that Morant went into his house and came back with a gun which he flashed into his face. Morant, the interviews’ record shows, says he acted in “self-defense” after the teenager hit him with a ball and threatened him.
In another report filed at the County, a parking lot guard at a Memphis Mall accused Morant and his group of “threatening” him and shoving him in the head after an altercation in the parking long. This incident has also not been reported so far.
The 23-year-old Morant is considered one of the brightest stars in the NBA, and the Grizzlies which he is a part of, have been performing well, achieving their second-best record in Western Conference. He started a recent NBA All-Star game, his jerseys sell well, and he has a Nike signature shop, however, the 23-year-old star and his entourage have been accused of violent behavior by several individuals in recent months.
According to the record, the prosecutors decided not to press charges.