Add another feat to the accomplished rookie season for Ja Morant.
Morant had the moves this game, knocking down threes with ease and flexing after and-1 plays. Throughout the highlight reel above, you can also notice Ja’s patience on offense. The Memphis Grizzlies rookie probed the Wizards defense looking for the easy lobs and no-look dimes. Morant’s improvisation skills also saw him nail a 26-foot three-pointer with the shot clock expiring. The damage: 27 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and the W.
The sneakers Ja rocked for this game was the Nike Kyrie 5. This style featured a unique Flytrap upper, a design that correlated Kyrie’s Irving to his birthplace of Australia. The shoe was designed for speed and court-feel, with a curved Air Zoom Turbo unit providing bounce in the forefoot in multiple directions.
Morant wore the yellow “Spongebob” colorway for this moment, which you can find HERE.
Cover image via Grizzly Bear Blues