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Ja Morant, the point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies, is being praised for his act of kindness towards a waitress at a local restaurant.

The act of generosity was captured by friend and videographer @shotbynie, who’s being making a YouTube documentary series on the rising star.

In the video the waitress flips open her receipt book to find that Morant has tipped her $500.

“Who are you?” she asks.

“Black Jesus,” Morant responded.

“You, some kind of professional. You play football, basketball or something?” she inquired.

Morant responded that he plays basketball and is from South Carolina.

“You gonna go to the NBA?” she asked.

“I’m already in there,” Morant replied, telling the woman he plays for the Grizzlies and revealing his name.

She recognized him and squealed with delight, setting down the receipt book and running around the empty restaurant in excitement.

Morant was the NBA Rookie of the Year for 2019-2020 and recently extended his contract with the team for five years with a paycheck of $192 million dollars.

Morant helped lead his team in the Western Conference where they broke the second-best record, eventually losing to the Golden State Warriors who would go on to win the 2022 NBA Finals.

Those close to the team say Morant has become a fast favorite amongst fans and has taken time to embed himself in the community of Memphis, Tennessee.

Listen above via @shotbynie.

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Callum Hudson-Odoi tells Chelsea he wants to quit with Newcastle, Leicester and Southampton linked with transfer

CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI has told Chelsea he wants to quit the club, according to reports.

The 21-year-old winger is keen to leave in order to play regular football.

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And Hudson-Odoi's agents have been given permission by Chelsea to negotiate him a move, according to Sky Sports.

In Europe both Borussia Dortmund, who have previously been linked with the England ace, and Juventus are claimed to have shown an interest in taking Hudson-Odoi on loan.

While in the Premier League Fabrizio Romano reports both Southampton and Leicester are keen on bringing Hudson-Odoi in on a temporary deal.

The Saints are believed to have enquired about a move, while discussions with the Foxes have been ongoing for days.

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Hudson-Odoi is now expected to make a decision on his future in the next few days.

The winger was not part of the Chelsea squad for yesterday's 1-0 win at Everton.

Hudson-Odoi travelled to Goodison Park with the team but did not make the bench for the match.

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He spent much of last season on the sidelines with an Achilles injury.

Now he is back fit, but competition for places at Chelsea mean he would likely struggle for first-team minutes.

Raheem Sterling has added to a forward line this summer that already includes the likes of Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, Armando Broja, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Mason Mount.

Hudson-Odoi has been used at wing-back by boss Thomas Tuchel but will not start over Reece James.

As a result the three-cap England international has asked to leave the club.

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