Ja Morant is ejected in the Grizzlies’ loss to Oklahoma City after speaking to a fan
Ja Morant is ejected in the Grizzlies’ loss to Oklahoma City after bizarrely speaking to a fan on the sidelines … before FaceTiming his father to speak to a woman again later in the game
Memphis star Ja Morant was ejected just before halftime when an undermanned Oklahoma City Thunder squad ended Memphis’ winning streak with a 115-109 win Saturday night.
Morant was ejected with a 43-second lead at halftime when he was called for his second technical foul after what appeared to be derogatory remarks about the office to the Memphis fans on the sidelines.
While prompted by the court, Morant gave the fan, now identified as Lisa, a thumbs-up and a heart sign before saying: “You’re good, I got you.”
He didn’t say exactly what he told the fan but confirmed the conversation and said he hadn’t spoken to the official before any of the technical details.
Memphis superstar Ja Morant tried to explain himself before being kicked out on Saturday night
“I got my first tech for saying I got hit in the face. I didn’t curse him,’ said Morant.
“Another situation where he’s in my conversation and I get another tech to talk to a fan. I feel like when these fans came here, went online to buy these tickets, they didn’t say Ray [Acosta] name to see.’ Acosta, one of the officers.
Funnily enough, before the end of the game, Morant FaceTimed his father, who went to Lisa so Morant could articulate that he wasn’t mad at her, saying, according to the Thunder Beat writer, “It’s all good.” Joe Mussatto.
The conversation exchanged between Lisa and Morant was made clear by Mussatto. Lisa reportedly said, “I just said yes, let’s go,” to which he replied, “can’t do much because (the umpires) missed a call.”
Morant pointed to Grizzlies fan Lisa, who he spoke to ahead of the ridiculous scenes
Morant retweeted both of Mussatto’s coverage of Saturday night’s circus.
Staying active on his phone, the Grizzlies star got NBA Twitter laughing by tweeting a meme to reply to quotes from NBA official John Goble as to why he was kicked out.
Memphis beat writer Drew Hill tweeted Goble’s response, in which he denied Morant had been removed over comments to the crowd.
Instead, he said Morant received his second technical tip “for making a comment questioning the integrity of the officers.”
Ja Morant caused a stir by tweeting a widely shared meme implying a lie took place
The photo tweeted by Morant shows a gentleman wearing multiple hats, humorously referring to the practice of “capping,” which is formally defined as lying.
Morant only scored six points on 3-of-10 shooting. The all-star guard recorded his first technical error after committing a foul to stop play and complaining about a no-call on a drive to the basket.
The Thunder, playing without stars Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey, ended a five-game losing streak. Lu Dort scored 24 points and Isiah Joe had a season-high 23 points and hit five 3-pointers.
The Oklahoma City Thunder broke a five-game losing streak with a win on the road
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