In the aftermath of Ja Morant’s suspension by the Memphis Grizzlies due to his gun-related social media post, several strippers from the Denver club where the NBA star originally shared the video are now sharing their perspectives.
In March, Ja Morant faced an eight-game suspension without pay from the Grizzlies after he displayed a weapon during an Instagram Live session, which he streamed while at a strip club in Denver. This incident sparked controversy and led to repercussions for the young All-Star guard.
“I don’t foresee an apology anytime soon,” the woman said. “He’s a boy.”
Another dancer added, “clearly begging for attention. He should be banned from all clubs and get his NBA career taken away, given our country’s current circumstances on gun violence.”
Speaking with the New York Post, one stripper expressed doubt regarding Morant’s willingness to apologize, describing him as immature and lacking remorse. This viewpoint sheds light on the perception that Morant has yet to learn from his mistakes.
Another dancer criticized Morant, suggesting that he was seeking attention with his actions and advocating for severe consequences, such as being banned from all clubs and having his NBA career jeopardized due to the current climate of gun violence in the country.
Morant, in a statement provided to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, acknowledged the disappointment he caused to his supporters. He recognized that there is room for personal growth and committed to further self-improvement. Despite the Grizzlies organization suspending Morant from team activities pending a league review, the NBA has yet to issue a ruling on the matter.
During ESPN’s coverage of the NBA Draft Lottery, Commissioner Adam Silver appeared alongside Malika Andrews to share his thoughts on Morant’s actions.