Ja Morant, the NBA star of the Memphis Grizzlies, continues to be at the center of controversy. The player was suspended after showing a weapon in a live video on his social networks and now images of the context in which the basketball player made that post have been leaked. It was during a party in a cabaret, which he asked to close for 48 hours to have a party in which he spent 50 thousand dollars.
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The Memphis player began a live on his Instagram account at dawn last Saturday, when he was in a nightclub after his team’s defeat against the Denver Nuggets and it was noted that he was carrying a weapon in one hand.
However, this Saturday the newspaper The New York Post published several images captured from security cameras of what were those uncontrolled 48 hours in which there was everything, starting with sex and alcohol.
The new snaps from Saturday, March 4, show the player at Shotgun Willie’s cabaret in Glendale, Colorado, with a topless woman on top of him inside the VIP lounge. And, on it there are many dollar bills.
“The whole room was full of money, it’s literally a lot. You would need a rake,” said a club employee, as published by NYP.
The 23-year-old point guard, who re-signed with the Grizzlies last year on a five-year extension deal that could be worth as much as $231 million, shelled out at least $50,000 in cash tips during the two nights out in which he he was on the premises, two employees told The Post.
The NBA player shelled out at least $50,000 in tips. (Photo: The New York Post)
How was Ja Morant’s night at the cabaret
According to The New York Post, the club’s insider said Morant arrived at Shotgun Willie’s with a friend and two security guards around 1:30 a.m., just hours after the Grizzlies beat the Rockets in Houston, 113- 99.
The Memphis star made his way around the back of the club to enter the VIP lounge, where he invested at least $900 to reserve the space for three hours, according to rates on the club’s website.
“He was there for the party, he wanted some girls in the room,” the source said. “The music was very, very gangster,” she noted.
At the club, Morant paid for four dancers and a serving of alcoholic beverages, and helped himself to an assortment of food that included a basket of hickory-smoked wings, two platters of chicken tenders and fries, and a steak, according to the report. informant.
Two days later, Morant recovered. After the Grizzlies’ 113-97 loss in Denver, where he scored 23 points, he returned to Shotgun Willie’s early Saturday, March 4.
Deborah Dunafon, the majority owner of Shotgun Willie’s, confirmed that Morant went to the location on both March 2 and 4. “He’s been exceptionally respectful and sweet and didn’t drink on his second visit,” said Dunafon, 72. “We’ve had players from the Nuggets and Broncos disrespectful and obnoxious,” she said.
The gun, however, “absolutely terrified” the Shotgun girls in the back room, said a dancer who was not in the VIP room but heard complaints from her co-workers.
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Ja Morant apologized
Ja Morant apologized this Saturday for posting a video on his social networks in which he was seen carrying a gun in one hand in a nightclub and assured that he is going to work to learn “better ways to manage stress.”
“I take full responsibility for my actions last night. I apologize to my family, teammates, coaches, fans, collaborators, the city of Memphis and the entire franchise, ”Morant wrote in a note, after his team suspended him for at least two games.
“I’m going to take some time to get help and work on better ways to manage stress and my overall well-being,” she added.