Who is Ja Morant's dad, Tee? Father of Grizzlies star revealed after moment with LeBron

Joshua Rogers December 31, 2021
Who is Ja Morant’s dad, Tee? Father of Grizzlies star revealed after moment with LeBron
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Who is Ja Morant’s dad, Tee Morant? The father of the Grizzlies star was caught messing with LeBron James during a recent encounter with the Lakers. People want to know more about him, so let’s take a look.

Ja Morant was born in Dalzell, South Carolina, to father Tee and mother Jamie Morant. Ja’s mother was a point guard in high school and a softball player in college, while his father played basketball for Claflin University.

Tee is believed to be around 40-50 years of age, and has two children with wife Jamie: Ja Morant, and his younger sister, Teniya Morant.

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Ja Morant’s dad messes with LeBron during Lakers game

Ja Morant is having a stellar year and emerging as one of the brightest young stars in the NBA. He recently dropped 41 points to lead his team past the Lakers 104-99, and during the game, dad Tee could be seen messing with LeBron from the sidelines.

Ja later responded to the exchange, retweeting the vide with the caption: ‘these two some clowns…my dawgs’ followed by a flexed bicep and black heart emoji./

Tee and Ray Allen actually go way back

Tee Morant was actually a high school teammate of Ray Allen. After that, he had a successful run in college, participating in an NBA camp in Dallas.

The camp was reportedly a tryout for free agents, but he was told teams were only looking for players 6ft 8inch and taller.

After playing semi-professionally, Tee considered playing pro basketball overseas.

However, when partner Jamie became pregnant with Ja, he abandoned his basketball career and stayed at home, becoming a barber instead.

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Tee Morant congratulated Utah’s Donovan Mitchell after playoff win last season

Despite Jazz star Donovan Mitchell going to head to head with Ja last season, Tee was still full of praise for the young star.

The Jazz ended the 2021 first round series against the Grizz with a 126-110 victory in Game 5. However, Tee Morant told Donovan Mitchell that he’d be rooting for the Jazz the rest of the playoffs.

“Hey yo, I’m going for y’all right now,” Tee Morant told Mitchell.

“Why? Y’all didn’t have to do that. Y’all didn’t have to show love to us like that.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.