Grizzlies guard Ja Morant looks ready for 2022 Dunk Contest with never-before-seen trick
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant has established a reputation as one of the premier high-flyers in the NBA. Despite having only two years of experience under his belt, the 2019-20 Rookie of the Year has amassed a compilation of aerial exploits that are dunk contest material.
Morant and the Grizzlies are now on vacation but that’s not stopping the cat-quick guard from staying in the lab to work on his sauce. His latest concoction would make fans wish he joins the Slam Dunk Contest next season.
Via Bleacher Report:
.@JaMorant adding to his bag 😯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 12, 2021
Dunkers usually complete this maneuver with a windmill jam but Ja Morant decided to take it to the next level with a two-handed reverse finish. The Grizzlies guard’s athletic ability is without question which suggests this stunt had an extremely high level of difficulty based on how he ended it.
The former Murray State standout plays with a devil-may-care attitude each time he’s on the floor. He attacks the rim with utmost ferocity, undeterred by anyone who stands in his way. And regardless of the outcome, he’ll go at it again next time.
Such style of play has drawn plenty of eyes to Grizzlies games. While the Ja Morant show makes for must-see TV, fans could not help but be concerned about the risks he’s taking.
Morant is coming off a breakthrough season that saw him average 30.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 8.2 assists per game in his first playoff series. The Grizzlies lost to the Jazz in five games but his performance gave Memphis fans plenty to look forward to in the coming years.