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Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant buys his parents a home, makes them his new neighbors

Commercial Appeal Memphis 8/29/2022 Damichael Cole, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Apr 26, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) speaks with his father Tee Morant after the Grizzlies win game five of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Christine Tannous-USA TODAY Sports © Christine Tannous, Christine Tannous-USA TODAY Sports Apr 26, 2022; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) speaks with his father Tee Morant after the Grizzlies win game five of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs against the Minnesota Timberwolves at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Christine Tannous-USA TODAY Sports

Buying a home for parents is a life goal for many, but Ja Morant took it a step further. The All-Star Memphis Grizzlies point guard bought his parents a home - and made them his neighbors.

Morant posted a video on Instagram where he walked outside his home and yelled down the street, where his father, Tee Morant, was standing outside his new home.

"Aye Pops, we neighbors now!" Ja Morant yelled in the video. 

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"Go back to your house! Go back to your house. I don't need you over here," his father jokingly responded. 

Morant posted on Twitter that his parents and his younger sister are his neighbors. He has stated many times throughout his three-year career how important his parents and sister have been in his life. 

During International Women's Day in March, Morant took time in his postgame news conference to honor his mother, sister and daughter. 

His father Tee sits courtside at home games and gained a new level of popularity during the first-round of the NBA playoffs because of a playful feud with Karl Anthony-Towns Sr. 

This is the latest showing of appreciation from Morant to those in his inner circle. On July 1, a day after it was reported that Morant agreed to a record-breaking contract extension to stay with the Grizzlies, he tweeted, "roleys for da whole gang," giving the indication he was buying Rolex watches for his close friends. 

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Contact Damichael Cole at damichael.cole@commercialappeal.com and on Twitter @damichaelc 

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