‘My Dawgs’: Ja Morant Reacts to His Father Trash Talking LeBron James During Lakers vs Grizzlies Matchup

Published 12/30/2021, 9:43 PM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) dunks the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during overtime at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Basketball is a competitive sport and the NBA reflects the spirit of this competitiveness. The competition level is always high and players don’t leave anything on the floor. However, there are moments when players take the moment to have some fun. Recently, LeBron James was having a conversation with Memphis Grizzlies star, Ja Morant’s dad, on the sidelines.

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Ja has come up as one of the big-time stars in today’s league. His improvement from his sophomore year has been unreal. He has improved on multiple parts of his game and is playing some of his best basketball. Notably, he torched LeBron and the Lakers by helping the Grizzlies to overturn a 14 point deficit. One of his main supports throughout his basketball career has been his father, Tee Morant.

Dec 9, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) passes the ball as Memphis Grizzles forward Xavier Tillman Sr. (2) defends during the first half at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

The star’s father was present during the game against the Lakers and was even caught having fun with the King.

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LeBron James and Morant have fun

While the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis was intense, James found time to have some fun. He and Tee Morant were going back and forth in between possessions during the game. Moreover, during one of the times, Tee even joked about LeBron’s shooting ability. Ja Morant took to Twitter to react to this moment as well.

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He said: “These two some clowns. My dawgs.”

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While there were light-hearted moments such as these, LeBron James’ night ended in frustration once again. Despite putting on his sixth consecutive 30+ point performance, the Lakers crumbled in the last quarter. Led by Ja Morant’s 41 points, the Grizzlies took over and handed the Lake show their 6th loss in the last seven games.

LeBron James had himself a night with 37 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists. His partner Russell Westbrook posted yet another triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists. However, apart from Malik Monk’s 15 points, the rest of the Lakers couldn’t provide the needed support.

On the other hand, the Grizzlies continue their dream run as they got back at the purple and gold. Ja Morant’s 41 points and 1o rebounds stole the show, He was on fire from downtown missing just one of his 7 attempts. Desmond Bane had yet another 20 point game and hit the game-sealing free throws. They improve to 22-14 for the season while the Lakers fall to 17-19.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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