It has almost been one month since the NBA suspended its 2019-20 season in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but Memphis Grizzles rookie No. 2 overall pick Ja Morant produced enough across 59 games to impress former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant:
Bryant is not the first to compare Morant to Hall of Fame point guard Allen Iverson:
"I tell him he be fallin' like Allen Iverson," Grizzlies teammate Jaren Jackson Jr. told ESPN's Tim MacMahon in January. "He has that kind of swag to his game just like A.I. But I don't think A.I. was jumping like that."
Morant already has countless dunks (and almost-dunks) on his NBA highlight reel:
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Ja Morant on the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant: “Growing up, AAU, 8 years old, that’s who I watched. Lakers vs. Celtics, to watch Kobe. Shoot, I feel like every kid, when you were young if you had anything to throw in the trash you would shoot it and say ‘Kobe!’” https://t.co/IL2g5UoA93
Morant is averaging 17.6 points on 49.1 percent shooting from the field (36.7 percent from three) and 6.9 assists this season.