Grizzlies: Why Ja Morant is being clowned on TikTok

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Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies‘ star point guard missed out on the NBA All-Star game in 2021 but had an extremely successful season. After a slow start shooting the ball, Ja Morant didn’t have the same year-two jump that many analysts expected.

Fortunately, the Grizzlies played well around him, making way for a successful playoff year that saw them win two games in the NBA play-in tournament.

Meanwhile, Morant was gradually improving throughout the year. Even though the numbers don’t jump off of the page as great statistics, the former Murray State guard finished his season on an extremely high note.

In the NBA Playoffs, Ja Morant averaged 30.2 PPG, crushing the Grizzlies’ old record. He took over the series, also setting a new single-game playoff scoring record with 47 points.

Memphis Grizzlies PG Ja Morant has been getting clowned on TikTok for a questionable post

Despite Morant’s red-hot finish in the NBA, the best basketball league in the world, people still find ways to hate on the point guard.

After a busy offseason week that saw Morant doing a treadmill workout with Tampa Bay Buccaneers runningback Leonard Fournette, the point guard was spotted again in Florida.

Earlier this week, Ja Morant showed up to play at the Miami Pro League. This was shown in a clip that was reposted by House of Highlights on Instagram, showing Morant missing a pair of shots, getting the ball stolen from him a couple of times, and scoring on an alley-oop finish.

While the lowlights did look bad, it was clear that Morant was putting in about 30% effort. He was jogging around the court, taking shots that he would never attempt in an NBA game, and trying to do flashy plays.

Thankfully, everybody outside of the person who posted the video saw straight through this. The comments were extremely supportive of Morant, mentioning the fact that he is supposed to take it easy to avoid injury. Here are some of the comments.

“dudes be hating” -Cole Anthony

“Y’all really think this man about to come risk his millions?” -Tasha Cloud

“Lmao grizzlies said if you go you betta play safe asf” -Chigoziem Okonkwo

Even Morant himself commented on the video, presumably quoting the team’s training staff, upper management, and basketball coaches with “be safe ja , don’t get hurt.”

Clearly, this was just an attempt to get attention from whoever posted the video. As mentioned in the caption of the repost by House of Highlights, Morant could easily drop 50 in any given game if he was to put in the effort.