Everyone would agree that Ja Morant is having a stellar time at Memphis Grizzlies, and is emerging as one of the brightest young stars in the National Basketball Association. Recently, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, Parker Fleming, the podcast host of The Long View for Memphis Grizzlies, revealed in a tweet that Ja considers his mother, Jamie Morant, his best friend and he hopes to have the same kind of relationship with his daughter.
Read along to know more about Jamie Morant and the kind of relationship she has with her son, Ja Morant. Also, learn about Jamie’s husband, age, job, and more.
Meet Jamie Morant, Ja Morant Mother
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Parker Fleming also revealed that the NBA star celebrates International Women’s Day every day because his mother, that is Ja Morant, taught him to celebrate women every day.
Jamie has always been supportive of her son’s career and sometimes even takes to Facebook to write something good about him. Before Ja left for his college that is Murray State, she wrote a long but sweet post for her son on Facebook. Almost 10 days later, she again shared how proud she feels to have Ja as her son. Attaching the pictures of Ja, she wrote, “IT’S SON’S WEEK!! IF YOU HAVE A SON AND YOU’RE PROUD TO BE HIS PARENT COPY AND PASTE THIS POST TO YOUR STATUS IT’S SON’S WEEK!!!” in the caption.
Although Jamie rarely misses her son’s game, she did miss Game 5 of the Grizzlies-Jazz series in Utah. What had happened was that during Game 2 of the series, Ja’s supporters had vulgar, racist comments hurled at them. Although the Jazz owner had offered the group complimentary court-side seats and lodging and car service for Game 5 of the series, Jamie missed the game. Tee Morant, who was in attendance, said, “She said her anxiety couldn’t take it,” revealing the reasons behind her absence.
Jamie Morant Husband
Jamie Morant’s husband is Tee Morant. The two tied the wedding knot on September 18, 2004, and were happily married as of May 2022.
On their 12th anniversary, Jamie shared some of their wedding pictures and wrote, “Dang 12 years with this dude, who would’ve thought!!… So Tee Morant with that being said, just know you will NEVER find another “Jamie Shanks” Morant😉😙 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RONE TEVIN with yo dusty self.”
Besides Ja, Jamie and Tee also have another child, a daughter, Teniya Morant.
Teniya is a basketball player as well and has played Girls Varsity Basketball at Houston High School.
The game between the Lakers and Grizzlies last December saw many highlights, but Jamie’s father Tee Morant messing with LeBron James from the sidelines during the game tops them all. In the game, Ja dropped 41 points to lead his team past the Lakers 104-99.
In 2022, Tee again made headlines for showing an uncanny resemblance to the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Usher. Usher sat courtside at the game between Memphis Grizzlies and Minnesota Timberwolves wearing a black t-shirt and aviator sunglasses. Sitting next to him was Tee Morant wearing an identical outfit. The two looked so similar that fans started to question if they are related to each other in any way.
Talking about Tee’s professional life, Tee played basketball alongside Ray Alle at Hillcrest High School, Dalzell, SC, and college football at Claflin University.
After a successful run in college, Tee also participated in an NBA camp in Dallas. Although the camp was a tryout for free agents, he was told teams were looking for players standing at 6 feet 8 inches or higher.
Tee played semi-professional basketball for some time. However, when Jamie became pregnant with Ja, he completely abandoned his basketball player and became a barber instead.
To this day, Tee is still a barber. However, to some extent, he has been able to keep his passion for basketball alive by offering coaching classes through his “skill and agility training” program.
Jamie Morant Age
According to some sources, Jamie Morant’s age was 46 as of this writing in May 2022.
Is Jamie Morant On Instagram?
Even though Jamie Morant’s son is quite popular on Instagram, she herself does not have an account on the platform. You can find her on Facebook though.
Jamie Morant Job
Talking about Jamie Morant’s job, she completed her high schooling at Harlem High School. She graduated from there in the year 1994 and was a point guard there.
For her undergraduate studies, Jamie joined Claflin College in 1995 and graduated there 4 years later with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She was a softball player in college.
Where Is Jamie Morant From?
Jamie has listed Sumter, South Carolina as her current residence on Facebook. She is originally from Appling, Georgia.
What Is Jamie Morant Maiden Name?
Ja Morant’s mother’s maiden name is Jamie Leticia Shanks.
When Is Jamie Morant Birthday?
Jamie Morant celebrates her birthday on the 20th of December every year.