Ja Morant didn’t seem like shying away from the most recent accusations made in opposition to him on Thursday night time.

The Memphis Grizzlies star celebrated teammate Desmond Bane’s three-point shot in opposition to the Houston Rockets with a finger-gun response — days after it was reported Morant flashed a gun at a teen he allegedly hit final summer season.

Nether Morant nor the Grizzlies have publicly addressed the police report, printed Wednesday by the Washington Put up, which included a declare the 23-year-old All-Star “threatened” a mall safety guard in a car parking zone altercation in Memphis 4 days earlier than his run-in with the teenager.

Morant netted 20 factors, seven rebounds and 7 assists within the 113-99 win over Houston on Thursday — his first sport for the reason that police experiences had been publicized.

The accusations are the most recent in a string of troubling conduct attributed to the No. 2 choose within the 2019 NBA Draft.

On Jan. 20, his father, Tee Morant, acquired right into a dispute with ex-NFLer and Fox Sports activities host Shannon Sharpe that spilled over onto the court docket throughout a sport in opposition to the Lakers.

In February, a member of Morant’s entourage was banned from Memphis’ FedExForum after the NBA investigated claims somebody pointed a laser, probably connected to a gun, at members of the Indiana Pacers touring celebration.

This week, the Washington Put up printed a police report by which Morant’s crew acquired into it with the top of safety at a Memphis mall, with the person saying he felt “threatened” and was shoved in a car parking zone.

Morant was accused of ‘threatened’ a safety guard and hitting a teen throughout a four-day stretch final summer season.

No arrests had been made.

4 days after that incident, Morant purportedly struck a 17-year-old boy throughout a basketball sport at his house, alleging the teenager threw a ball at him to instigate the combat.

The NBA star went into his house and returned along with his hand on a gun seen within the waistband of his pants, per the police report.

Morant alleges the teenager threatened to “come again and lightweight this place up like fireworks.”

Morant celebrated a teammate's basket by flashing finger guns.
Morant celebrated a teammate’s basket by flashing finger weapons.
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Morant was additionally accused of brandishing a gun after an altercation with a teen at his house.
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The boy is suing Morant over accidents sustained within the incident in response to TMZ, by which Morant claimed self-defense.

“I swung first,” the NBA star informed detectives, including “The ball was to me the primary hit.”

Morant’s conduct, coupled with the Grizzlies’ struggles — the Western Convention’s No. 2 seed is 7-10 of their final 17 video games — has drawn stern rebukes from the likes of Sharpe and others.

“Ja, you’re going to have to maneuver in a different way,” Sharpe stated on Fox Sports activities’ “Undisputed” on Thursday. “You’re in a distinct stratosphere now. I simply suppose he must conduct himself as an individual that’s in that very same stratosphere.”

‘”He portrays that he’s like one thing that he’s not … He’s hustling backwards … Ja, simply transfer in a different way, bruh… I might by no means provide you with any recommendation on easy methods to play basketball, however I might attempt to provide you with some recommendation on easy methods to transfer. Let any person else’s lesson be your lesson.”

“Ja there are quite a lot of classes on the market so that you can study with out having to study that very same lesson by your individual hardship, that’s all I might say to him.”