Ja Morant is considered one of the best players in the NBA. But he’s gotten into some trouble recently, which has kept him off the field. The incident that really hurt him was when he displayed a gun on Instagram Live. As a result, the league suspended him for eight games.
Morant was allowed to return Wednesday night. His club played at home against the Houston Rockets, so he had a good chance of winning when he returned. That’s exactly what he and the Grizzlies did in the end.
Although, it should be noted that Morant came off the bench last night. This is because he had been away from the team for a while. Either way, Morant found a way to make an immediate impact. He scored a total of 17 points in 24 minutes of action. This included a beautiful poster dunk that he brought the entire crowd to their feet. Overall, it was a great way for Morant to return and fans appreciated his efforts.
ja morant is excited
“IT’S A PARADE WITHIN MY CITY, YES”
Ja Morant and daughter Kaari feeling good after Grizzlies beat Rockets in Ja’s comeback game ????❤️
— Clutch Points (@ClutchPointsApp)
After the game, Morant was interviewed on the court while holding his young daughter. It was here that Morant quoted the lyrics from NBA YoungBoy. “It’s a parade within my city, yes,” Ja Morant said with emotion on his face. Also, he had his daughter say it, which made for a really cute moment. Ultimately, the excitement inside Memphis is palpable, and for good reason. The Grizzlies are rolling right now and with the second seed in the Western Conference, the world is theirs.
After this game, fans can expect Morant to start matches again. Head coach Taylor Jenkins was just trying to get Ja acclimated to the system again, and it looks like he’s up for any challenge. Overall, this is great news for the Grizzlies, and their playoff campaign will be fun to watch.