NBA confirms incident between Morant’s acquaintances, Pacers

A confrontation between acquaintances of Ja Morant and the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 29 has probed an investigation by the NBA
Players of the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies exchange words in the second half of the...
Players of the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies exchange words in the second half of the NBA basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Memphis, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)(Brandon Dill | AP)
Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 4:43 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Grizzlies star player Ja Morant is on the defense after allegations have spread of a threat made from his entourage to opposing players.

Tempers flared during the Jan. 29 game against the Indiana Pacers after Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard started jawing with Ja’s good friend Davonte Pack and Tee Morant, Ja’s father.

Pack was escorted out of the arena after the confrontation.

The Athletic reports that postgame, acquaintances of Ja aggressively confronted members of the Pacers near their team bus at the loading area of the Forum.

After that, a laser was pointed at the bus by a slow-moving SUV occupied by Ja.

Members of the Pacers reportedly thought it was a gun and the incident was reported to the NBA.

“We felt we were in grave danger,” one witness told The Athletic.

Through an investigation, the NBA confirmed a confrontation happened but said nothing about a gun being involved.

Grizzlies Head Coach Taylor Jenkins said the team fully complied with the investigation.

Right before tipoff Sunday night, Morant took to Twitter to dispute the article by The Athletic, saying that it paints a negative image of him and his family, and confirming that Pack has been banned from Grizzlies home games for a year.

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