New details from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office have emerged regarding Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant, who was previously accused of physically assaulting a 17-year-old boy and threatening him with gun violence. The alleged occurrence is strikingly similar to an ordeal last month when Ja Morant's associates reportedly pointed the red laser of a gun at an Indiana Pacers' training staff member. Events leading up to the infamous assault included the victim being punched 12 to 13 times in the face by Morant and one of his friends following a pick-up basketball game at Morant's house. Following the incident, the Memphis Grizzlies' leading scorer reportedly left the court, entered his home, and reemerged with a handgun before threating violence against the 17-year-old. In response to the alleged victim's statement, Morant claimed that his actions came in the name of self-defense after the teenager became aggressive with him during the pick-up basketball game. Morant also stated that the alleged victim issued the initial threat by saying, “I’m gonna come back and light this place up like fireworks.” Despite the statements, Shelby County District Attorney's office prosecutors have opted not to press charges against Ja Morant.

Source: Bleacher Report