3 biggest gifts from the Memphis Grizzlies so far in 2021

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Gift No. 2: The most exciting basketball in the NBA, from Ja Morant

There hasn’t been an overflow of Ja Morant support as of late. As mentioned, his team has performed objectively better without him. That said, I think it’s time we stop taking Grizz basketball so seriously.

Take a step back and look at this from an outside perspective. Sure, it hasn’t made much sense lately, but would you rather watch a better team without Ja Morant? The Grizz point guard isn’t just one of the most athletic players in the league — he makes flashy passes that have fans on their feet for 48 minutes in FedEx Forum.

Morant kicked off his season with a 37-point outing after kicking off last season with a 44-point game. In this one, he gave us a handful of highlight plays to drool over, including a chase-down block that saw his head hit the backboard and a tomahawk alley-oop finish. See for yourself.

Morant has continued to show out all season long, making Grizz basketball must-watch entertainment. This isn’t Thanksgiving, but Memphis fans cannot be upset with watching this guy play on a nightly basis.