NBA Twitter Loses Their Minds After Ja Morant Windmill Dunks Over Bradley Beal: “A Career Worth Of Highlights Already Dawg”

Published 01/30/2022, 12:15 AM EST
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

Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies took on the Washington Wizards on Saturday. The Grizzlies have been in great form and are currently third in the west. They are also on a three-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the Wizards have not had a great year, but they are still on the hunt for a play-in spot.

The Wizards came into this game after blowing a 35 point lead against the Clippers. They seemingly had that game in the bag, before the Clippers made a historic comeback. This wouldn’t have helped their confidence and they are on a 4 game losing streak. Ja Morant has been spectacular all season long, and he deservedly got his first all-star selection this year.

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There was a play in the third quarter that got everybody’s attention. The Wizards had a fast break opportunity and Spencer Dinwiddie had the ball. He tried to throw it down, but he was met at the rim by Desmond Bane. The Grizzlies got the rebound, and they got the ball up in a hurry. They had 2 on 1 chance with Jaren Jackson Jr and Ja Morant.

Nov 24, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Memphis Grizzles guard Ja Morant (12) dunks during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Jackson saw that Beal was trying to take a charge, and he lobbed the ball up to Ja Morant. Ja then took the ball, and he windmilled dunked it by Beal on the ground. However, the play didn’t count as Beal was called for a blocking foul and the play happened after the foul was called. Nonetheless, it was a spectacular dunk, and it showcased Ja’s insane leaping ability.

NBA Twitter loses their minds after Ja Morant windmill dunks over Bradley Beal

The NBA fans went crazy after seeing this dunk. Even though it didn’t count, seeing Ja get up so high so effortlessly made them lose their mind. Here are some of the best reactions.

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The Grizzlies take down the Wizards for their 3rd straight win

The Grizzlies made short work of the Wizards and they won 115-95. They dominated the Wizards from the start and they didn’t let up and had a 27 point lead at one point.

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For these Wizards, this marked their fifth straight defeat and they will want to correct their slump soon. Ja Morant led all scorers with 34 points as the Grizzlies had 6 players in double digits. Kuzma top-scored for the Wizards with 30 points while Bradley Beal had a terrible outing, ending with only 9 points.

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Vishwesha Kumar

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Vishwesha Kumar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Holder of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, Vishwesha has been writing content for about 3 years now. He has been following the NBA for nearly 10 years, since first starting off in the year 2012.

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