One Memphis Grizzlies teammate thinks Ja Morant will win multiple titles
Memphis Grizzlies fans don’t need to be told how special Ja Morant is. Practically having run away with the Rookie of the Year award this season, Morant has established himself as one of the future faces of the league, despite being just 21 years old.
In a shortened season due to the pandemic, Morant averaged 17.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 7.3 assists as a first-year starter.
A bouncy and athletic guard, Morant showed no fear in his first season as a pro out of Murray State. Vastly overlooked coming out of high school, the second overall pick has ascended to a mountaintop already.
It begs the question, though, if this is his first season, where can Morant go over the next decade?
Jaren Jackson Jr. thinks Ja Morant is winning multiple titles and more
Speaking to The Players’ Tribune, Jaren Jackson Jr. took it upon himself to look into a crystal ball and give some predictions about the next decade in the NBA for Morant.
“Next decade — Multiple championships, MVP, you gon’ do Dunk Contest one time… you gonna be like, ‘alright, Ima do it.’ You gon’ win the Slam Dunk, you gon’ win Skills [Challenge] once.”
That’s high praise from one of Morant’s most skilled teammates. For Grizzlies fans, it’s exactly the sort of energy you want to hear. Having bold and confident title aspirations in the team and your teammates is a key component for finding success in the NBA. A clear vision on what you want is step one to getting there.
Grizzlies fans should love the fact that Jackson so nonchalantly threw in the phrase “multiple championships,” as if it’s a given.
Morant spoke highly of JJJ as well, predicting that Jackson Jr. would be in the 3-point contest and be an All-Star. Jackson, in his sophomore season, flirted with the 40 percent mark from beyond the arc this season, ending with a success rate of 39.4 percent.
Both also pointed to some off-court aspirations. Jackson mentioned Morant would have his own Nike Tech Fleece line, and Morant mentioned Jackson probably would drop a few mixtapes over the next few years. He even mentioned he might show up as a feature on one.
One thing is for sure, the future is bright in Memphis thanks in part to these two and the rest of the young core.
Morant and Jackson sat down with Knuckleheads and some tasty Velveeta treats to talk about much, much more on The Players’ Tribune’s social media feeds.