Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Grizzlies’ Ja Morant denies young fan in Warriors gear a high-five: ‘He was disrespectful with that jersey on’

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If you want a high-five from Memphis GrizzliesJa Morant, you need to be wearing the correct jersey. On Tuesday at FexExForum, during the Grizzlies game against the Golden State Warriors, Morant denied a kid in the crowd a high-five because he was wearing the opponent’s jersey.

As he headed into the stands to celebrate an and-1 layup that punctuated his 29-point night, a young fan in a Warriors’ Steph Curry jersey reached out for Morant, who did not oblige and just stared at the hand before heading back to the court. 

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After the game, Morant explained why he did not high-five the Warriors fan, explaining that he shows no mercy for the opposing fans, even if they are just a kid.

Morant said, laughing:

“He was disrespectful with that jersey on. We in Memphis. He looked like he wanted to cheer, but he had that jersey on. I apologize to him. But in that moment, bro, take the jersey off and then dap me up.” 

Morant did add that he would rather see the kid in a Memphis jersey and if anyone can find the fan’s information he will send him one himself. The next game the fan attends he could get the high-five he’s been waiting for, just as long as he is in the right colors. 

The Grizzlies’ star also tweeted about what happened, explaining that he was too focused on the game to acknowledge the child.

He wrote, “sorry im just too [locked]  in .. on another level,” adding, “need them in a [M]emphis jersey too lol. need their info.”

The Grizzlies defeated the Warriors 116-108 to secure their 10th win in a row. 

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