Ja Morant had the perfect response to veteran sports broadcaster and commentator Colin Cowherd over his doubts about the Memphis Grizzlies star’s championship odds.
For those who missed it, Cowherd expressed skepticism about Morant’s longevity and his chances to win a championship with his style of play. While the Grizzlies star is a human highlight reel, the FOX Sports analyst said that history suggests athletes like Morant don’t last and are often injured.
Cowherd compared Morant to Derrick Rose, who used to light up the league with his attacks and drives to the rim before multiple knee injuries affected his career. For him, the same future awaits the 22-year-old if he doesn’t improve his shooting. He’s not discrediting Morant’s greatness, but his concerns are more on his ability to sustain his playing style while help the Grizzlies win the championship.
.@ColinCowherd is skeptical of Ja Morant long-term…
"Fans in the media have fallen for this. It's called John Wall, Russell Westbrook, and Derrick Rose." pic.twitter.com/RtL6qKU6Xf
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 1, 2022
Instead of responding to Colin Cowherd’s takes, though, Ja Morant simply responded “ohhh Colin.” While there isn’t much to take from it, one could say that the Grizzlies All-Star is saying here he’ll just show the broadcaster what he can do and that Cowherd better watch.
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) March 2, 2022
Simply put, he wants his game to do the talking.
Morant has yet to really achieve anything, with very few people given the chance to be called champions. Nonetheless, there is no doubt that the youngster only gets more motivated and hungrier as more people hate and doubt him.