Strippers Say Ja Morant Never Apologized For Gun Incident

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - APRIL 16: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers during Game One of the Western Conference First Round Playoffs at FedExForum on April 16, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
More information has been revealed about Ja Morant's first Instagram Live incident.

Ja Morant has been in the news a lot as of late. On May 14, Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant was indefinitely suspended by the team pending an NBA investigation. It came as a result of, for the second time in 2023, Morant appearing on Instagram Live with a gun. The video, which went viral on social on May 13, appeared to occur while Morant was cruising with longtime friend Davonte Pack. While Morant has apologized, the NBA is yet to announce a punishment for him. A lot of people have spoken out about the incident. They range from defenders such as BlocBoy JB to moderates such as JJ Redick. However, they are also a wide range of detractors, such as Stephen Jackson and Charles Barkley.

However, as mentioned, this was not the first time Morant had gotten in trouble for flashing a gun in public. In March, Morant was suspended for eight games after flashing a gun on Instagram Live while at a strip club in Denver. However, the strippers at the club, have now revealed some shocking details.

Strippers Reveal That Morant Never Apologized

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies warms up before Round 1 Game 6 of the 2023 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena on April 28, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Speaking with The New York Post, a number of employees at Shotgun Willie's where Morant's first gun-flashing incident claimed that Morant never apologized. Furthermore, they aren't holding their breath for that to change. “I don’t foresee an apology [anytime] soon,” one of the dancers told the Post, "He’s a boy.”

Additionally, a number of the employees shared their opinions on Morant's second suspension. “He’s clearly begging for attention and trying to be a baller — he should be banned from all clubs and get his NBA career taken away given our country’s current circumstances on gun violence.” However, not everyone criticized Morant. After the incident initially happened, the club's owner Deborah Dunafon called Morant “exceptionally respectful, and sweet.” What do you think Morant's punishment from the NBA will be? Let us know in the comments. Follow all the latest sports news here at HotNewHipHop.

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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.
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