A video of Ja Morant chugging Casamigos Tequila at the club caused something of a stir this week amid the Memphis Grizzlies’ failed 2022-23 season.
Earlier this year, Morant and the Grizzlies were viewed as the future of the NBA. He looked to have all the makings of an MVP-type player, and Memphis seemed like a squad on the come-up.
Then everything fell apart.
Morant became embroiled in one ugly controversy after another, culminating in dancers coming out and vocally complaining about him. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, fell apart in the playoffs – getting upset as the No. 2 seed by the No. 7 Los Angeles Lakers in the first round.
This week, a video surfaced of Morant going wild at the club.
ja morant turning up to big truck by nba youngboy🕺🏾🔥 pic.twitter.com/TJg0f4hi9r
— blax🧃 (@ybdeyo) May 6, 2023
It is unclear when this video was filmed, but it definitely furthers the existing narratives around Morant.
NBA fans had some strong reactions to the footage.
My boy is OFF work! He’s being normal. Leave him alone https://t.co/eyfsuucUvo
— Sun Knee Dee (@DeahGewdGaude) May 7, 2023
I love my tequila as much as anybody but Ja hitting that Migos bottle like it’s a Corona Premier kinda wild https://t.co/TNzdAzSnbv
— Ricky B. (@MrRickySpanish) May 7, 2023
He’s never gonna learn https://t.co/qNUL4gElqZ
— Aiisuru❤️🩹 (@Aiisuru777) May 7, 2023
— Tristan (@AyoTristan) May 7, 2023
It will be interesting to see where Morant and the Grizzlies go from here. Dillon Brooks has somehow turned into the fall guy for all the team’s recent woes, but it’s not clear why.
The fact that a championship contender is getting ready to scoop Brooks up this summer is probably a healthy indication hat nobody actually views him as the problem with the Grizzlies.
Josh Allen’s ex had herself a weekend. https://t.co/POEqeyWUNX
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 7, 2023
If anyone is the issue, it’s Morant.
Will he finally at some point show the sort of maturity and stability that is needed from a leader in the NBA? Time will tell.