Video: Grizzlies' Ja Morant Has Heartwarming Exchange with Server After $500 Tip

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJuly 5, 2022

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If you work in food service, you could only be so fortunate as to have Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant walk through the door.

Drew Hill of the Daily Memphian shared a clip from the newest episode of Morant's docuseries in which he leaves behind a $500 tip.

Drew Hill @DrewHill_DM

If you’re a Grizzlies fan and don’t follow Ja Morant’s videographer <a href="https://twitter.com/shotbynie?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@shotbynie</a> you’re missing out. The YouTube channel he runs is excellent. I’ll share a link below to subscribe.<br><br>Here’s a clip from the recent vid of Ja tipping a waitress $500. Amazing. <a href="https://t.co/33GI81k4oI">pic.twitter.com/33GI81k4oI</a>

The server helping Morant and his party was initially unaware she was in the presence of the 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year and was at a loss upon discovering the fact.

Morant almost immediately became a fan favorite for the way he embraced the city of Memphis. It also helped he immediately looked like a franchise cornerstone and guided the Grizzlies to the playoffs in each of the last two seasons.

The team rewarded the 22-year-old, who agreed to a five-year, $192.9 million extension on June 30.


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