New troubling allegations surrounding the alleged pickup basketball brawl between Ja Morant and a teenage boy in July … with the younger hooper claiming the Memphis Grizzlies celebrity flashed a gun at him throughout the altercation.
TMZ Sports activities broke the story in January — Morant is accused of punching a 17-year-old boy after getting in an argument throughout a recreation at Ja’s residence in Tennessee … which resulted in a lawsuit filed in September.
Based on the docs, the boy claimed he “unintentionally” hit Ja within the face after throwing the ball in his route … and the All-Star guard retaliated by hitting him with a closed fist and knocking him to the bottom.
The Washington Submit reported Wednesday that not solely did the teenager accuse Morant of punching him at the least 12 instances, leading to a “giant knot” on his head … however the 23-year-old additionally went into his home and returned with a gun in his waistband — along with his hand on the weapon.
The boy instructed detectives Ja’s dad, Tee, then yelled at him … telling him to return inside.
When Morant was questioned concerning the incident, police talked about the boy’s claims of exposing a weapon, however didn’t explicitly ask if he had a gun. The outlet notes Morant and his attorneys didn’t deny the declare.
As for the altercation, Morant instructed detectives he did, actually, hit the teenager … however claimed it was out of self-defense after he was hit with the ball. In his eyes, “The ball was the primary swing to me.”
As we beforehand reported, Morant filed a police report of his personal a number of weeks later … claiming the teenager threatened to “come again and lightweight this place up like fireworks” and he feared for his security.
Police investigated the allegations for a number of weeks … earlier than they submitted the case to the district legal professional’s workplace on Oct. 4. Lower than a month later, cops say the D.A. declined prosecution, citing an absence of proof.