Grizzlies star Ja Morant‘s mom will NOT be in Utah to watch Memphis take on the Jazz on Wednesday … after fans made disgusting and racist remarks towards their family earlier in the playoff series.
3 Jazz fans were banned indefinitely for comments made to Morant’s parents during Game 2 on May 26 … with Ja’s dad, Tee, telling ESPN the harassment was “straight up disrespectful.”
Jazz owner Ryan Smith apologized to the Morants and offered courtside seats, transportation and a hotel to Game 5 for family and friends … but Tee says Ja’s mother, Jamie, will not be in attendance due to their recent experience at Vivint Arena.
“She said her anxiety couldn’t take it,” Tee told the outlet … while adding it was a “nice gesture” for the Jazz to offer their services for Wednesday’s game.
Tee also spoke about the harassment experienced during Game 2 … saying, “It was unfortunate. It was just a few fans — most of them were great and cheering right alongside with us.”
Ja denounced the Jazz fans’ actions on Twitter last week, saying, “my family should be able cheer for me & my teammates without getting inappropriate s*** said to them.”
Smith added … “Memphis Grizzlies and Morant family… we are embarrassed and sorry. The @utahjazz have zero tolerance for offensive behavior. We are committed to creating a respectful, competitive environment.”
The Grizzlies trail the Jazz 3-1 in the series … and mom will be hoping for a comeback from home.