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

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJuly 5, 2022

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - MAY 11: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts to a basket from the bench against the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter in Game Five of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals at FedExForum on May 11, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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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.