Ja Morant Invites $800 Million Worth Actor to Witness Grizzlies’ Greatness in Person

Published 05/15/2022, 2:30 PM EDT

Ja Morant, Memphis’s young superstar, is taking the league by storm. He led the Grizzlies to an unexpected second-best record in a tough Western Conference. They are a young and upcoming team which are truly punching well above their weight. And it looks like Ja wants everybody to know that Memphis is here to stay.

Ja recently invited Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for a playoff game in Memphis for this season. After qualifying for the playoffs last year as an eighth seed, this year is a big step up. Memphis is traditionally considered a small market NBA team, but with Ja around and his star pull, things are about to significantly change there.

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We have seen how the emergence of Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Bucks to establish a well-run organization within. They have invested heavily in the team and are now considered perennial contenders as long as Giannis is there.

Apr 21, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke (15) and guard Desmond Bane (22) celebrates after the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves during game one of the three round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs are a great sporting event. Getting to watch them is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Ja‘s invitation to Dwayne not only shows his confidence in himself but also shows that the Grizzlies are ready to compete now and want everybody to know that. Getting a big Hollywood star to come to watch your home games certainly helps in that regard.

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Ja Morant – The second coming of athletic point guards?

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Memphis picked Ja as the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft out of Murray State. Ja has improved his game every season from thereon. This culminated in him getting his maiden NBA All-Star selection and also winning the Most Improved Player Award. Ja’s game reminds people of how a pre-injury Derrick Rose used to play. Ja makes full use of his athleticism to get to the basket and for in-game dunks.

Apr 29, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks (24) and guard Ja Morant (12) celebrate after the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves after game six of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Ja has also significantly improved his jump shot since coming to the league, which is not an easy thing to do. Along with players like Desmond Bane and Jaren Jackson Jr., the Grizzlies have ample time to develop their chemistry and win an NBA Championship. They have all the ingredients required to do so.

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Let us know in the comments below what do you think about Memphis’s title aspirations going forward?

 

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Nirjhar Sharma

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Nirjhar Sharma is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a sports enthusiast who follows all major sports and has been watching the NBA for the past 7 years now. A firm believer in the 'Greek Freak' being the best player in the league right now, he believes that the Bucks are primed for another championship run unless the injury bug bites them.

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