Jazz owner Ryan Smith tries to make things right for Ja Morant’s friends and family.
After fans of the Grizzlies star made obscene racist comments at them in Game 2 of the Utah vs. Memphis series, Smith offered the group free courtside seats for Game 5 of the series. The team will also provide lodging and car service for the Morant Group.
This gesture is certainly appreciated by the Morant family.
“It was a nice jazz gesture,” said Ty Morante, per ESPN. “It was unfortunate. It was just a few fans – most of them were great and were cheering with us.”
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Although Tee Morant plans to attend the game, Ja Morant’s mother Jamie will not be among the attendees.
“She said she couldn’t stand the anxiety,” T Morrant said.
This is certainly understandable given the inappropriate taunts that came their way through Game 2.
As Tee Morant previously explained, one jazz fan yelled a sexually explicit comment toward Jimmy Morant, and another said, “I’m going to put a nickel in your back and watch you dance, boy.” “Shut up, b,” shouted the third fan at Jimmy.
T Morant said of the incident in Game Two: “I know the harassment, we’ve been doing it the whole game. But that’s different from harassment. It’s outright disrespectful. This was way too far off the line. Don’t say anything. Such harassment.” This is beyond harassment.”