Ja Morant shaking his finger at a Golden State Warriors player May 1, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) celebrates making a layup to end the first half against the Golden State Warriors during game one of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Joe Rondone-USA TODAY Sports

Ja Morant has definitely found a favorite late-night hangout in the Denver area.

The troubled Memphis Grizzlies star, who has not played since he flashed a gun on Instagram Live while at a strip club in the early hours of March 4, visited the same club two days earlier.

A New York Post report published Saturday details a wild night of Morant burning through cash, paying a number of girls, and working through a feast of food.

According to the report, which features numerous photos, Morant entered Shotgun Willie’s in Glendale, Colorado, around 1:30 a.m. March 2. He arrived just hours after the Grizzlies’ win in Houston. He booked a VIP room for three hours and he and his entourage, including a friend and two security guards, partied.

“The whole room is full of money — it’s literally a pile. You’d need a rake,” one club insider told The Post.

“He was there to party, he wanted some girls in the room,” the source continued. “The music was very, very gangster.”

The club’s majority owner said Morant was “exceptionally respectful, and sweet.”

“This kid, real young, was exceptionally respectful, and sweet and he did not drink [on his second visit],” Deborah Dunafon told The Post. “We’ve had [Denver] Nuggets and Broncos … come in and pitch quarters at the girls, be disrespectful and nasty. He’s marvelous.”

Morant has apologized for his behavior in flashing the gun in that March 4 incident at Shotgun Willie’s. Glendale police investigated Morant for the gun incident but did not file charges.

The Grizzlies originally suspended Morant for two games, and he said he would use the time away “to get help and work on dealing with stress and my overall well-being.” Memphis announced Wednesday that Morant would miss at least the next four games.

The NBA is still investigating the incident.

[New York Post]

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