Ja Morant gets honest on exchange between his dad and Donovan Mitchell
Memphis Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant is as competitive as they come. He treats games as if his entire house will be burned down if he losses. So one would think Morant would feel iffy about his dad chatting up Utah Jazz main man Donovan Mitchell.
In fact, Morant was extra proud of his dad for gaining the respect of Mitchell. What’s more laudable, Morant’s dad said he’s rooting for the Jazz despite being a victim of awful behavior of fans at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.
pops a legend fr 💯 y'all don't know the half. treat everybody the same. like they're family 🤝
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) June 3, 2021
The 21-year-0ld Morant, who has always professed his admiration for his old man, also expressed his gratitude to the Jazz for their terrific response. After the unfortunate incident, which saw three unruly Jazz fans spew lewd and racist comments to Tee Morant and his wife in Game 2, Jazz owner Ryan Smith gave VIP seats, lodging, and a car to Morant’s family. The team also condemned the behavior of the subsequently banned fans, with some players even speaking out.
The Grizzlies lost to the Jazz in their first round series, 4-1, but Morant made a good account of himself in his maiden NBA Playoffs appearance. The former Murray State standout averaged 30.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 8.2 assists while showcasing his elite athleticism and advanced maturity.
Morant has never been shy about expressing his thoughts on Twitter, and it was even easier for him to stan his father. In this age of posturing and finger-pointing, the ending to the incident involving Ja Morant’s dad and the Jazz has been a breath of fresh, classy air.