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Ja Morant speaks out on missing daughter’s first birthday

Ja Morant, Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant woke up on Friday in a bad mood at Walt Disney World. Why? Because he was missing his daughter’s first birthday.

Fortunately for the Grizzlies, Ja Morant had a stellar game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on his daughter’s birthday to give Memphis its first win at Disney World.

Morant put up 19 points and nine assists against the Thunder. The Grizzlies are now 33-37 on the season and can breathe a little bit after finally winning a game in the NBA restart.

Fans can see how down Morant got when he talked about missing the birthday party, though. Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has said this bubble experience is a huge challenge because he misses his family a lot. The players are certainly going through a lot of emotions while trying to complete the season without being able to see their loved ones.

The Grizzlies are back in action on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors. Every game from here on out is a must-win for Memphis, as the Portland Trail Blazers are right on their neck for that No. 8 seed.

Morant entered Friday averaging 17.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game for the Grizzlies. He’s expected to win the 2020 Rookie of the Year Award.