THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS — For Ja Morant, the response was obvious. His fierce performance on Saturday night was his greatest to yet.
When asked if it topped his rapidly growing collection of amazing slams, he responded, “Yeah, easy” because to its difficulty. “This is what everyone has been anticipating. I finally succeeded.”
In the third quarter of the Memphis Grizzlies’ 130-112 victory over the Indiana Pacers, Morant dunks. He drove left towards the middle of the lane, took the ball in his right hand, then retracted his arm to effortlessly toss it over the jumping Pacers center Jalen Smith.
Teammates jumped off the bench in elation, and social media reacted swiftly. Following the game, Morant praised his performance in a tweet and issued a warning to his teammates.
“Jump with me if you want to go viral,” he said atop a tweet from the NBA’s account depicting the slam from several angles.
Throughout the Grizzlies’ 130-112 victory over the Pacers, Ja Morant throws down a vicious dunk.
The No. 2 pick in the 2019 NBA draft soon established himself as one of the league’s top scorers and went on to become one of its top players. The 2020 Rookie of the Year was an All-Star for the first time last season and was selected the Most Improved Player.
If he ever participated in the slam dunk contest at the NBA’s All-Star weekend, he would appear to be a shoe-in for another honor, the trophy.
Cleveland’s Donovan Mitchell, the 2018 champion, responded to Morant’s remark by challenging him to demonstrate his skills in Salt Lake City.
“Bruh, just enter the… dunk competition,” he wrote.