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Utah Jazz owner comps Game 5 courtside seats to Ja Morant's family, friends

Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith has provided complimentary tickets for courtside seats, lodging and a car service for a group of family and friends of Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant for Wednesday's Game 5 in Salt Lake City, Morant's father, Tee, told ESPN.

The Jazz banned three fans indefinitely from Vivint Arena last week after Ja Morant's parents were the targets of separate racist and vulgar comments during Game 2.

"It was a nice gesture from the Jazz," Tee Morant said by phone. "It was unfortunate. It was just a few fans -- most of them were great and cheering right alongside with us.