Ja Morant — A Young King’s Triumphant Ascent

Updated: Apr 6

Small and humble beginnings are key to Morant’s success

Memphis v. Atlanta, Getty Images (2020)

Ja Morant performed proudly for the Memphis Grizzlies when they took on the Atlanta Hawks late last year. On an early Thursday, December 23rd morning, the second-year guard led his team to a 128-106 triumphs over the Hawks, leaving many impressed — including the one-and-only Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving.


Irving was so impressed that he decided to royally dub the Grizzlies youngster as:

@kyrieirving on Instagram (2020)

On that Thursday, Morant logged 18 points (on 7-of-12 from the field), four rebounds, 13 assists, and two steals in 28 minutes of play. It was a hair-raising performance for the 21-year-old, who is expected to continue his breakout sophomore campaign showing no limits under the Grizzlies.

An Emerging Star

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant has become one of the most promising young basketball players intriguing greatness in the game today. As a young NBA star, he credits his unique skill and ambition to some of the past and current legends— something we’re all, frankly, guilty of!

And Morant is no exception. His own comparisons aren’t even made out of the blue, either. In order to take a glimpse into the future of young basketball players, it is important to study players with similar play styles and career goals as an ultimatum.

NBA players never follow the direction of their official comparisons, especially near the draft. Having said that, there have been fault lines in Ja Morant’s recent career but his team has been remarkable on the court, most recently securing 111-103 against the Golden State Warriors.

To really chew down to the brim and bone about Ja Morant’s playstyle, facts, and testaments, it's important to know who the King is off the court. He has always been taking a step forward going beyond limits , since getting to know basketball at an early age, becoming a staple of his life.

Roots and Ethic

There are two sides to Morant’s tumultuous and benign story, and right now, you know a mere taste of the half of it. There’s the side everyone is watching – the highlight dunks, outlandish ball control and breathtaking court vision, the breakneck speed and athleticism. The side of a man who’s averaging 24.3 ppg and 10.2 apg, on pace to become the first Division I player ever to average 20 points and 10 assists per season game. (2019)

Ja Morant outside workout