The National Basketball Association (NBA) revealed that Ja Morant sets a record-breaking participation after a performance against Tottenham Hotspur.
Memphis Grizzlies star, Ja Morantetook a storm on social media on Tuesday after his impressive performance against the San Antonio Spurs.
Morant, one of this year’s leading nominees for the Player of the Year award, led the Grizzlies with 52 points to a new win to improve their record to 43-20 in the Western Conference. But apart from winning, the 22-year-old base set a record for sharing on social media from the official account of the National Basketball Association, the league itself revealed.
📈 Tweet embed Content from Monday’s Tottenham Hotspur-Grizzlies match has generated records on social media.
– NBA Communications (NBAPR) March 2, 2022
His basket at the bell to close the first half generated 42.1 million impressions on Instagram. In addition, all Morant related content has exceeded 80 million views. The league added that the previous No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft “attracted” about 385 million views, the third-most in an NBA season.
Morant, who has scored 27.6 points per game this year, is leading scoring (16.8 points), despite being a 6″ 3-point guard (1.82 metres).
According to ESPN Data, he’s on track to become the first guard to lead the league in a PPG in paint since the stats were first tracked in 1996-1997.