On Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers recorded their third straight victory, blowing out the Memphis Grizzlies, 120-91. Following the lopsided win, Lakers superstar LeBron James had nothing but good things to say about Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant, who as it turns out, has made quite an impression on LeBron's sons.
Lakers’ LeBron James says Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant is popular in his household: “He seems like a really good [kid] and he seems like he loves the game. Both of my kids love him. They love his game.” pic.twitter.com/GOkiMxiSt7
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) October 30, 2019
Morant had another noteworthy performance on Tuesday, logging 16 points (on 6-of-13 shooting), a three-pointer, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in just 25 minutes of play. The numbers may not exactly be off the charts, but no one can fault the 20-year-old for his effort in tonight's blowout game. Morant was also nursing some right ankle soreness, so kudos to him for playing through the injury.
Last June's second overall pick has had a tremendous start to his NBA career, averaging 17.5 points (on 50.0-percent from the floor), 3.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks, while also connecting on 0.8 three-pointers on a 42.9-percent clip. With New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson out with a long-term knee problem, it has been Morant who has making headlines as one of the best newcomers in the league right now. No wonder both Bronny and Bryce James have taken a liking to the former Murray State standout.
For his part, LeBron had a relatively relaxed evening, going for 23 points and eight assists in 28 minutes of action. Lakers summer signing Anthony Davis took much of the workload against Memphis, logging a jaw-dropping 40-point, 20-rebound double-double in what was easily his best game in a Lakers uniform thus far. Life's good in L.A. at the moment.