SportsJa Morant does controversial game-sealing celebration dance

Ja Morant does controversial game-sealing celebration dance

It’s been a week since Ja Morant returned from his 25-game suspension, and the Memphis Grizzlies have not lost a game yet, winning their last four.
That streak almost came to an end on Dec. 26 against the New Orleans Pelicans, but a game-sealing dunk by Morant led his team to a victory in overtime.After the dunk, Morant celebrated by pointing his index fingers toward the crowd and doing a two-step. Many social media users assumed that he was making gun signals with his hands.

— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) December 27, 2023

— OBS Mill ✌🏾🏁🐬 (@Flyassmill) December 27, 2023

Though people thought that Morant may have been throwing up gun signs, Morant set the record straight on X when he reposted a video of the LSU football team doing the same celebration dance he did, which is a cultural staple in Louisiana.Others who understood the concept of the celebration came to Morant’s defense.

Ja Morant pulled out that BR cellyyyyyyy😂😂😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Racqy Balboa ❤️🍨 (@RacqyDaRuler) December 27, 2023

For the love of God…Ja Morant wasn’t doing air pistols or a bazooka. He was doing a NEW ORLEANS dance in NEW ORLEANS.
Folks gotta chill. The locals there new exactly what it was.
— Kev (@Kev_Twit901) December 27, 2023

Nah, it’s a dance move 🤷‍♂️ #jamorant #grizz
— Jay Kim (@luckymong1) December 27, 2023

Ja Morant trolled a Louisiana team with a Louisiana dance
That’s literally it…….
— Domonique (@ChefDomonique) December 27, 2023

Morant was suspended for 25 games for flashing a gun on Instagram Live in a car, after being suspended for eight games for doing the same thing earlier in the same season at a Denver strip club.
Since Morant has returned this season, he’s been named the Western Conference Player of the Week, averaging 29 points per game.

Source: Rolling Out

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