Ja Morant is the one player that came into the league behind the huge shadow of Zion Williamson who surpassed him almost instantly. Zion Williamson was dubbed as the next LeBron James but didn’t even play enough games to leave an impact. While Zion was rehabbing, Ja Morant was winning games and trophies.
Ja Morant is already a ROTY, MIP, and an All-Star, just 3 seasons in. It’s highly likely that by the time he retires, Ja could be the only player that has won all the awards. Morant could win another huge award in the NBA title this year with how well the Memphis Grizzlies played all year.
LeBron James gives a one-word reaction to Ja’s game-winner
Ja Morant has looked like the next Derrick Rose. Similar athleticism and greatness from a very young age. Also the very eerily similar resemblance of Rose leading his team to a high seed. However, the youngest MVP of all time never got the opportunity to reach his true potential. Whereas Ja Morant could even pass LeBron James and Michael Jordan the way he’s going.
In the first round, Memphis was taking on the Timberwolves. Even though Memphis was the 2nd seed in the matchup, the Timberwolves have been putting up a fight. 4 games in, and the series was tied 2-2. In-game 5, up till the 4th quarter, the Timberwolves lead big. They had a commanding lead of 11 points over the 2 seed.
In the 4th, Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies destroyed the Timberwolves. They outscored them 37-24. The lead shrunk instantly and Ja completed the comeback on a game-winning layup in the last 3 seconds of the game. Memphis was able to defend their home court and did it in the most dramatic fashion possible.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 27, 2022
LeBron James, just like most of the NBA was left speechless. This game-winner is already regarded by some as one of the best moments in this year’s playoffs. Can Ja Morant’s game-winner be the defining factor for the Grizzlies to win game 6 and the series? If Ja wants his fairytale season to continue, it’ll have to.
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