Ja Morant Facts: Age, Parents, Siblings, Wife, Children, Net worth

Ja Morant

Ja Morant: Age, Parents, Siblings, Wife, Children, Net worth—

Ja Morant is an American professional basketball player, who currently plays in the NBA for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Before this, he was a star college player at Murray State University, where he became a first-team All-American in his sophomore year.

Additionally, Morant led the NCAA in assists and was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

Ja Morant
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How old is Ja Morant and where was he born?

Ja Morant was born as Temetrius Jamel Morant on August 10, 1999 in Dalzell, South Carolina. In 2023, she turns 24 years old.

Morant has a younger sister, Teniya, who grew up playing basketball with him in their backyard and now competes for Hillcrest Middle School in Dalzell.

Who are Ja Morant’s parents?

Ja Morant’s parents are Tee Morant and Jamie Morant.

His mother, Jamie, was a point guard in high school and a softball player in college, while his father was a high school teammate of Ray Allen and played basketball for Claflin University.

After playing semi-professionally, Tee considered playing professional basketball overseas, but when Jamie became pregnant with Ja, he abandoned his basketball career and stayed at home, becoming a barber instead.

Morant trained in his backyard with his father, Tee Morant, who taught him step-back jump shots and bought tractor tires for him to practice jumping with a soft landing.

Who are Ja Morant’s wife and children?

Ja Morant is not married. He has been in a relationship with KK Dixon, with whom he has a daughter, Kaari Jaidyn Morant, born in 2019.

Due to this, many fans believed the two were married. However, that is not the case; KK Dixon has never been Ja Morant’s wife.

Dixon began dating Morant in 2018. At the time the young superstar played for Murray State College, and was considered one of the best basketball prospects in the entire nation.

While it’s unknown exactly how long the two have known each other, their relationship was announced in 2018.

What is Ja Morant’s net worth

Ja Morant’s net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.

He has earned his wealth through his successful career as a professional basketball player as well as through various endorsement deals.

Contracts and Earnings

Upon being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies as the second overall pick of the draft, Ja Morant signed a two-year $17.8 million contract with the team.

In 2021 he signed a four-year $39.6 million, fully-guaranteed extension with the Grizzlies.

In September 2022 Ja signed a new five-year $193 million maximum rookie contract extension with the Grizzlies.

The deal could ultimately be worth $231 million based on various bonuses and milestones like making the All-NBA team. The contract brought his average annual salary up to $38.6 million.

Powerade Contract

After his superstar start in the NBA, Ja Morant signed a number of extremely lucrative endorsement deals. The most notable endorsement contracts were signed with Nike and Powerade.

Ja signed a multi-year deal with Powerade to be the face of the company. Ja’s Powerade deal pays $10 million per year.

The deal was announced on March 1, 2023. Powerade announced it would be committing $10 million on commercial, radio and billboards.

Nike Endorsement

Ja signed a multi-year contract with Nike in 2019 that pays him $12 million per year.

Controversies

On March 4, 2023, Morant was in an Instagram Live video that appeared to show him brandishing a gun in a Denver-area strip club. The NBA suspended Morant for eight games for conduct detrimental to the league.

In mid-May, Ja appeared in another Instagram Live video in which he appeared to be brandishing a gun.

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