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Steve Kerr Likens Ja Morant To Stephen Curry: "He Plays With Freedom And Joy And You Can See How Much He Loves The Game... Very Similar Dynamic To Steph."

Ja Morant and Stephen Curry

Ja Morant is one of the most exciting young players in the league. He has led a young Memphis Grizzlies squad to the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. They are currently tied 1-1 in their series against the Golden State Warriors.

There is no doubt that when Ja Morant plays basketball, it is clear that he's having fun. He is often seen dancing or celebrating during or after games, and it is clear that he genuinely enjoys the sport of basketball. Warriors coach Steve Kerr has recently likened Ja Morant to Stephen Curry, claiming that they both have "that joy and freedom" when playing basketball. Ali Thannawalla of NBC Sports relayed the news.

"I love watching Ja play, more than I love coaching against him," Kerr told reporters. "He's a brilliant player but he plays with freedom and joy and you can see how much he loves the game. He's fantastic, I think it's infectious with his teammates, with the crowd. Very similar dynamic to Steph. They're obviously very different players but that joy and freedom you see with Steph is there with Ja as well."

There's no doubt that the two point guards have drastically different play styles. Ja Morant is a point guard that does most of his damage near the rim and playmaking for others on the ball, while Stephen Curry is a perimeter player who is also the best off-ball threat in the league. With that being said, it's clear that the two both have a special connection with their franchises, and express the same "joy and freedom" that Steve Kerr talks about on the basketball court. Notably, Ja Morant has stated that Stephen Curry is his favorite matchup to play against in the past.

It remains to be seen who comes out victorious in the series between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies. There's no doubt that the series has been physical and competitive thus far, and it should make for an exciting contest.