Connect with us

Sportswire

Ja Morant’s dad had brutal reaction to son’s first-round performance

Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies closed out their Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night with a 114-106 win in Game 6. The 22-year-old had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. On the series, Morant averaged 21.5 points per game, including a 32-point performance in Game 1. In six…

The post Ja Morant’s dad had brutal reaction to son’s first-round performance appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Ja Morant father Tee

Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies closed out their Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night with a 114-106 win in Game 6.

The 22-year-old had 17 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds. On the series, Morant averaged 21.5 points per game, including a 32-point performance in Game 1. In six games so far this postseason, Morant is averaging 10.5 assists and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Despite these numbers, someone with very close ties to Morant seemed to be less-than-happy with his performance against the Timberwolves.

Tee Morant, Ja’s father, on Friday interrupted FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul sports reporter Pierre Noujaim’s postgame report. The elder Morant was then asked by Noujaim for thoughts on how his son played during the series, and delivered a harsh response.

“Ja played liked trash,” he said. “Yeah, trash.”

Tough love from his father is nothing new to Ja Morant, who has previously said that his dad is his first “hater.”

Still, that’s some tough criticism, especially given that Ja Morant had an excellent series that included a memorable dunk and game-winning layup in Game 5. His numbers during the series weren’t far off from the regular-season stats that helped him earn the NBA’s Most Improved Player award.

In 57 games during the season, the 2022 All-Star averaged 27.4 points, 6.7 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game.

This isn’t the only time Tee Morant made headlines during this series. He went viral during Game 5 for his similar appearance to a famous singer.

The Grizzlies will now face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Semifinals, with Game 1 set to take place on May 1. Memphis won three of four games between the two during the regular season.

The post Ja Morant’s dad had brutal reaction to son’s first-round performance appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent

MLB2 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL2 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB2 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL2 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL2 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL2 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF2 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB2 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA2 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA2 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...