LeBron James Left In Awe Of Ja Morant, Questions His MIP Award With Brutal Words For The Ballot Voters: “Majority Of Dweebs Who Don’t Even Watch Basketball”

Published 05/04/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers and Ja Morant (12) of the Memphis Grizzlies | Courtesy: Justin Ford/Getty Images

Ja Morant erupted to tie a career-high 47 points against the Golden State Warriors tonight and LeBron James couldn’t help but react to the amazing performance.

Morant hoped for a better outcome tonight after losing the opening game in a tight battle. Thanks to his nasty and gritty performance today, the young gun went out there and won the game for his team. 

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His performance today highlighted why many people actually believed he should have been in the MVP conversation rather than receiving Most Improved Player. LeBron James is one of them. And, after witnessing the phenomenal performance today, the King couldn’t help but tweet about it.  

James called Morant “a flat-out star” and implied that his ascension as an All-Star since getting drafted should have prevented him from winning the MIP. He also took shots at the sportswriters and broadcasters who voted for Morant to win the MIP as he said. “Real basketball brains know. Not the majority of dweebs who don’t even watch basketball on those voting ballots.” LeBron said in another tweet, “Ja too special to be in a MIP conversation.”

Simply put, James believed that many people undervalued or disregarded the Grizzlies’ youngster by including him on the MIP list. However, he isn’t the only one who feels this way. When Ja Morant received MIP, many supporters claimed the same thing.

Ja Morant joins the elite company of LeBron James & Kobe Bryant

Ja Morant has been one of the standout names in the league this season. The rising star, with his superb combination of freakish athleticism, electrifying pace, and street game instincts, has grabbed the attention of every NBA fanatic. The gifted guard has been showcasing night after night that he’s cut from the same cloth as the other elite point guards and tonight was no exception.

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Morant joined LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the only players in postseason history to have multiple 45-point performances before turning 23, showcasing how brilliant he already is. He put the league on notice yet again and proved why a star player of his stature being in the MIP debate was unusual. 

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Ja Morant is now in his third year and already one of the league’s most famous players. He is spearheading a young Memphis squad who’ll be brimming with confidence after tonight’s win and will want to advance further in the postseason.

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Fair to say, it would not be surprising to see Memphis make a deep run into the playoffs.

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Ritvik Malhotra

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