Defends the incident at the sister’s game
… ‘I checked her safety’
03-16-2023 07:22 PT
Grizzlies star In Morant shares his side of the altercation at his sister’s volleyball game that led to a police investigation … and says he only showed up to the event to make sure she was safe.
TMZ Sports broke the story — Morant, his family and a group of grown men were investigated for simple assault in September … after they were accused of confronting a high school student who allegedly called his sister a “bitch.”
Morant was asked about the incident in an interview with ESPN’s Jalen Rose on Wednesday … and he is convinced that he only acted out of fear that his sister might be in danger.
“That’s my little sister,” said Ja in the meeting with Rose. “I was called and checked on her safety.”
Ja claims that once he knew his sister was okay, he left the school … but says it was made into a bigger deal because he’s a recognizable NBA player.
“Obviously, I’m aware that Ja showed up and that’s all everyone needed to paint the picture they want,” he added. “I realize now that it’s a problem and I put myself in those situations.”
Yes and his family were ultimately not charged for their involvement in the incident.
Morant currently earns a 8 match ban to flash a gun at a strip club in Colorado earlier this month … just the latest off-court trouble he’s faced in his short career.
But Ja says he has sought help and counseling … and will focus on being a role model going forward.
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