Ja Morant claimed to be a work in progress after he was suspended for 8 games for flashing a gun in a livestream video earlier this month.
Morant, 23, says his off-the-court behavior, which includes assaulting a teenager, is not who he is. He promised to be more responsible and a better role model to the youth who look up to him.
However, Ja Morant proved he’s still the same gang banger following his return to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.
After coming off the bench to score 17 points in a 130-125 win over Houston on Wednesday, Morant crip-walked into the locker room.
Ja Morant back ? pic.twitter.com/pe5pf8WJff
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) March 23, 2023
Morant is allegedly a member of the Tennessee faction of the Crips street gang. He routinely throws up the Crips hand sign during NBA games, prompting ESPN’s Skip Bayless to question if he’s a gang member.
“What does that mean? Does that mean he wants to associate with the Crips? Or did he get initiated by the Crips? Or does he have dreams of being a Crip? I don’t know,” Bayless said.
Ja Morant crip now? Lmaoo only black boys can become millionaires legally and still want to be gang bangers ?????? pic.twitter.com/r6FPo3VWf0
— LeHim James (@MenaceWNY) January 26, 2023
Ja Morant getting suspended for life if they win against Houston tonight. ??? pic.twitter.com/cYY7x8hfdA
— MaK (@Maknificent07) March 22, 2023
Skip Bayless questions if Ja Morant is a Crip pic.twitter.com/vjZJ0s4KFZ
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) March 6, 2023
The crip walk, also known as C-walk, is a dance that originated in the 1970s among members of the notorious Crips street gang in South Central Los Angeles.
Originally, crip walking was meant to spell out the letters “C-R-I-P” and was used to identify gang affiliation. The dance was taken mainstream by popular Crip gang members such as rappers Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Blueface and Busta Rhymes.
The dance has been adopted by non-gang members like Serena Williams, Justin Bieber and Machine Gun Kelly. It is not safe for non-gang members to do the Crip walk in gang territory.
Below is a compilation video of famous Crip walkers.