Ja Morant recently made a big claim when he told Taylor Rooks of Bleacher Report that he would have cooked Michael Jordan if they played in the same era. The Memphis Grizzlies' young star has always boasted huge confidence, but this time he probably took things a little too far.
Everybody had something to say about those comments, blasting Morant and telling him that MJ would have done whatever he wanted with him. However, it's not like this backlash will make Morant backtrack, as he said that's what he's supposed to say when somebody asks that type of question.
Recently, one of the current Chicago Bulls superstars was inquired about this, giving a blunt response to Ja's comments, showing his admiration for Morant's confidence. Zach LaVine had a little chat with TMZ Sports where he touched on this, praising the Memphis Grizzlies player but siding with 'the best of all time.'
"I wish I had Ja's confidence," LaVine said. "I think it's just all love and fun at the end of the day. Just talking about stuff that you'll never know because you'll never get to play."
When asked about who he'd put his money on, LaVine didn't even hesitate, picking MJ over Morant.
"Come on, man," Zach said. "Michael Jordan, man. He's the best of all time."
Ja really stirred the pot with his comments. No matter who you ask, everybody has sided with MJ in this hypothetical matchup. It is great to see that Morant is confident in his talents and even dares to say he would beat the greatest player of all time.
Ja and LaVine are getting ready to face a new NBA season, where they'll try to lead their respective squads to have a deep playoff run. The Memphis Grizzlies keep their young core and will try to beat the Golden State Warriors in the West, while the Chicago Bulls want to get past the first round following a painful elimination against the 2021 NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks.