NBA Fans Roast Ja Morant for Consoling an Emotional Anthony Edwards After Comeback Win for Grizzlies vs Timberwolves

Published 04/30/2022, 10:56 AM EDT
May 21, 2021; San Francisco, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) celebrates after a basket against the Golden State Warriors during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies have worked their way to the Conference Semifinals against the Golden State Warriors. While the Minnesota Timberwolves tried their best, Ja Morant and Grizzlies powered through, already having gained plenty of support from fans. However, not everyone seems to be celebrating online.

Morant, who scored 17 points in Game 5, stole the show online for a moment he shared with Wolves rookie Anthony Edwards.

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Edwards has proven to be an asset to the Wolves team, growing his game over the months. He averaged 24.2 points per game in this series, hopefully looking for a stronger performance next season.

Ja Morant shares a moment with Edwards during Wolves-Grizzlies game

During the 114-106 game, Morant was seen approaching Edwards, hugging the other with one hand before moving away.

What seems to have caught fans’ attention is Edward’s expression, which did not change while Morant embraced him. Most users were convinced that Edwards was not interested in Morant’s ‘antics’, which came after his first-ever playoffs.

Mostly, fans seemed to find it amusing that Morant was behaving like a veteran. Despite beating the Wolves in the playoffs, Morant and his team have a long way to go. As per fans, Edwards, who is just in his second NBA season, has a long way to go.

Of course, some fans supported Morant, who has led his team to this point.

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As mentioned, this is the first time Morant has led the Grizzlies to an NBA playoffs series win. Morant is averaging over 22 points this postseason and has been determined to advance this season. He led the Grizzlies to their second seed in the Western Conference, a result of their consistent performance.

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Jan 19, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Edwards (1) passes the ball against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Anyone following the season is aware of Morant’s value to the team ever since his debut. As his career progresses, no one can deny his prowess on the court.

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On the other end, Edwards has also proven to be an icon in Minnesota. He has helped Karl-Anthony Towns in every way, emerging as a promising youngster in the NBA.

That being said, the Grizzlies will have to prepare to face Stephen Curry and his Warriors next. The first game is scheduled on Sunday, May 1, 3:30 PM EST.

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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