- Tee Morant has been receiving criticism for getting too much TV time during the playoffs.
- On Tuesday, Tee fired back at the critics by wearing a “proud supportive black dad” shirt.
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Ja Morant’s dad Tee Morant has become somewhat of a celebrity during the playoffs, but he’s starting to receive backlash on the Internet over his newfound fame.
On Sunday, Tee was seen hugging Steph Curry after his son Ja missed a potential game-winning layup in the Grizzlies loss.
Ja Morant's dad hugging Steph? pic.twitter.com/WY5GWot4Cv
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) May 1, 2022
Steph Curry showing love to Tee Morant after the game 🙌 pic.twitter.com/tMNoRzJG9c
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 1, 2022
Some fans immediately criticized the elder Morant for putting himself in the spotlight.
This is crazy cause he’s literally done nothing but be a supportive father on the sidelines giving props to his son & all his sons opponents pic.twitter.com/WDheJwSDVa
— yossy.o (@yossyol) May 1, 2022
Before game 2 of the Grizzlies-Warriors game, Tee sat next to Dell Curry while wearing a “proud supportive black dad” shirt to fire back at the critics.
Tee Morant wearing a shirt tonight that says "Proud Supportive Black Dad"
This should be his narrative. He's cheering on his son living out a dream. He doesn't miss a game and he's so loved in that arena… knows every worker and speaks to every fan. That's what it's about pic.twitter.com/bLH1hh3NQf
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) May 4, 2022
Tee Morant x Dell Curry. 🤝✊
(via @NBA) pic.twitter.com/2i0T5Jji4Z
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) May 4, 2022