NBA’s Ja Morant Sued For Punching 17-Year-Old During Pickup Game

  • Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant has been sued for allegedly punching a Tennessee teenager in the face during a pickup game, but the NBA star claims he was acting in self defense.
  • The case was filed in September and has since been sealed, according to TMZ, which reports that the incident took place on July 26 at Morant’s home in Eads, Tennessee, just outside of Memphis.
  • The 17-year-old plaintiff claims he was playing pickup basketball with Morant when the two got into an argument, which quickly escalated. He admits to throwing a basketball at Morant and ‘accidentally’ hitting the 6-foot-2 guard in the face.