Ja Morant, the NBA crack they discovered for some french fries
There are those who assert that everything in life is written and that fate does not change. Those who support this theory will be happy to hear the case Ja Moranteone of the stars that lights up at 22 in NBA It was discovered thanks to A box of potato chips! hard to believe?, first He tells you his story.
It was July of the year 2016 when James Kinga scout at Murray State University, has traveled more than seven hours From Kentucky to Spartanburg High School in search of tiffin browna player who had good signals and was determined to keep going.
Morant was selected in the second round of the 2019 draft (AP)
However, while waiting to see the teen, Hunger played a trick on him and forced him to go buy a bag of potato chips. On his way, the bouncing ball noise made him stop his antennae and direct his attention toward the secondary courts.
There was a game being played 3 vs. 3 s There was a boy who showed a different talent than the rest And he dazzled with the pure and helping basket, at speeds above average. This obviously made Kane wonder who that little boy was that made her so young.
“Temetrious Morant”The exhibition organizer told him. Although, of course, it was explained that everyone knew him as Ja, he lived in Dalzell (a small town in South Carolina) and that his father came to play with him Ray Allenthe second-highest three-point scorer in NBA history and Two-time American League Championwho was also born there.
The next day, the Scout returned to the auditorium of Spartanburg High School to watch Ja play. 5 vs. 5. It was only a few minutes for him to realize that the boy was destined to do something wonderful. Kane contacted Murray State University coach Matt McMahon to invite him to see the emerging talent.
He soon began to define himself in the college basketball world: he was the first player to be at least an average 20 points and 10 assists in one season. He impressed him so much in this universe that a rival coach described him as: “It’s a cross between John Wall and Chris Paul.”
He was born in Dalzell, a small town in South Carolina. (AFP)
Arriving in the NBA
He did well there in 2019 He was named second place in the draft by the Memphis Grizzlies and already in his first season in the NBA, he was named Rookie of the Year. Later, on May 26, 2021, he scored a goal 47 a point in a playoff game against Utah, becoming the first Grizzlies player to reach that number in the post-season and 2nd Youngest (21 years 289 days) To score more than 45 points in that case. This year he repeated that record again in the last match against. the Warriors.
In his first season, he was named Rookie of the Year. (AFP)
Currently, Morant, who was selected in January of this year to play his first All Star game, is The undisputed leader of his team And it has a purpose between the eyebrows: Memphis awarded their first NBA ring. Last season they reached the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, falling to the aforementioned Utah after defeating Golden State in the playoffs.
Morant vs. Carrie at the All Star (AP)
In 2022, his team has already improved from last year’s performance and is in the Eastern semi-finals, drawing 1-1 with the Warriors of the League. Stephen Curry. This Saturday from 21.30 (ESPNThe series will have a third chapter.
How is the rest of the series going?
Plus Memphis vs. Golden State, in the West they also play Phoenix vs. Dallas. Putting the sun on the series 2-0 After his last victory by 129-109 Which Mavs haven’t accessed before 45 points from Luka Doncicwho although his hand was hot, did not play a good game on the defensive side, because they penetrated his side more than once. Devin Booker (30 points) and Chris Paul (28). Today they repeat in Dallas from 22.30 (ESPN)
45 points Doncic did not reach Dallas vs. Phoenix. (AFP)
in the East, Miami (2), the conference leader in the normal stage, defeated Philadelphia (0) for 119-103. Heat bent over 23 points from Pam Adebayo and the 22 Jimmy Butler. He fought the 76ers, who did not have Joel Embiid, with 34 points from Therese Maxi.
Butler was one of the characters in the game Miami vs. Philadelphia. (AFP)
Also, in the remaining series, Milwaukee and boston tie 1-1. After two home games for the Celtics, the series will go to the Fiserv Forum. Defending champion Bucks is on their list Luca Vildossathe only Argentine still alive in the fight for the title.
Luca Vildosa and a postcard from his NBA debut with a Milwaukee Bucks jersey.