Ja Morant has taken the NBA by storm since entering the league in 2019. The Memphis Grizzlies point guard has electrified crowds with his explosive athleticism, court vision, and competitive spirit. His ability to finish at the rim with power and finesse, coupled with his playmaking skills, make him a nightmare for opposing defenses. Morant’s fearlessness and clutch gene have already produced some memorable moments in his young career.
Morant has been making headlines recently due to his behavior at a strip club. The young NBA baller visited in Shotgun Willie’s in Glendale, CO on March 2 and blew $50k in tips over two nights.
The new images that emerged from the night show Morant transfixed by the backboard of a G-string-clad brunette straddling his lap inside the VIP room with almost every inch of the floor covered in cash.
“The whole room is full of money — it’s literally a pile. You’d need a rake,” said to one club insider.
According to The Post, Morant shelled out $50k in cash tips in a two-night booty bender. “That took forever to count,” a dancer recalled her colleague saying.
A club insider said that Morant, his friend, and two security guards arrived at around 1:30 am just hours after the Grizzlies beat the Rockets in Houston 113-99.
Eighty minutes after his plane touched down in Denver, CO, Morant slipped into the strip club through the back to enter the VIP room where he sank at least $900k to book the space for three hours.
“He was there to party, he wanted some girls in the room. The music was very, very gangster,” the insider said.
At the strip club, the NBA star paid for four dancers and bottle service as well as some food that included a basket of hickory-smoked wings, two platters of chicken strips and fries, and a steak, according to the insider.
Two days later, Morant revisited Shotgun Willie’s on March 4. This time, he went live on Instagram as he dangled a gun. Deborah Dunefon who is the majority owner of Shotgun Willie’s confirmed that he was a repeat customer.
“This kid, real young, was exceptionally respectful, and sweet and he did not drink [on his second visit],” Dunafon, 72, said. “We’ve had [Denver] Nuggets and Broncos … come in and pitch quarters at the girls, be disrespectful and nasty. He’s marvelous.”
The gun scared the strippers in the backroom claimed one dancer who heard complaints from her coworkers.
“He pulled the white boy excuse card: ‘I’m just going through a lot right now, so I’m going to act [like] a fool and put other people’s lives at risk,’” she said.
In a surprising turn of events, Dunafon said that the police reviewed the security footage from Morant’s second night and claimed: “nobody saw a gun.” The Glendale Police decided against charging him with a crime because there wasn’t enough evidence.
Morant apologized to his fans and team for the incident. However, The Grizzlies punished Morant by making him miss six games. He will also suffer a lengthy suspension if the investigation finds him guilty. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar stories.
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