Ja Morant is sitting at the same table that the best players in the NBA right now. After an incredible first half of the 2021/22 NBA season, the Memphis Grizzlies young star is getting MVP buzz, while becoming one of the most electrifying ballers out there.
Ever since he made it to the league, the point guard boasted huge confidence. He never doubted himself and proved doubters wrong, taking the league by storm, dominating rivals at FedEx Forum.
He always felt comfortable being in the same conversation as the big boys, and prior to the 2019 NBA draft, Ja fully showed his confidence and personality. Talking with Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks, the 2020 Rookie of the Year had the task of grading draft night outfits from established players.
Taylor started with none other than LeBron James. Even though Ja showed respect to Bron, he was honest and criticized The King's outfit (3:13).
"Come on, Bron. I don't know what color that is, honestly. Then the fit it's just like -- my fit can probably fit in there, too. That's gotta go with a C."
LeBron wasn't the only victim of Ja's grades. Stephen Curry's outfit in 2009 also earned him some criticism from Ja, who didn't hold anything.
"Yeah, I don't know about the color. The fit a little big, too, 'cause I know his legs not that big. But, again, it's Steph, so he gets a C."
Right now, Morant is going toe-to-toe against these legends while trying to become one. The Memphis Grizzlies rank 3rd in the Western Conference standings and he's one of the candidates for the MVP award. Things look really good for Ja and his team not only this season but future ones.
He's always had that daring personality and his on-court performances are the best sample of that. Even if he doesn't win the award this season, Ja will have more opportunities to confirm he's definitely the future of this league.