2021 NBA Playoffs
NBA players react to Ja Morant's clutch shot against Warriors
LeBron James is one of several players that took notice of the second-year guard's performance.
From Social Media Reports
Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies are headed to the playoffs after going 2-0 in the State Farm Play-In Tournament to secure the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.
Morant went toe-to-toe with two-time Kia MVP Stephen Curry in Friday’s win-or-go-home battle, finishing with 35 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals. The 21-year-old point guard hit the dagger floater with 4.5 seconds remaining in overtime.
The impeccable performance, which included a 15-point outburst in the fourth quarter and overtime, caught the eyes of stars across the league.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 22, 2021
Ja like that❗️
— kuz (@kylekuzma) May 22, 2021
Big shot X!!!!!
— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) May 22, 2021
We know who to call 📲 pic.twitter.com/CPcEHJi8c8
— 🙅♂️- Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) May 22, 2021
🤝 @JaMorant PROUD OF YOU TWIN.!! NOW TAKE IT ANOTHER LEVEL.!
— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) May 22, 2021
@JaMorant salute my boy! 🤞🏽
— Cameron Payne (@campayne) May 22, 2021
Ja Morant! Chosen!!! Great bounce back! #GNG
— Tony Allen (@aa000G9) May 22, 2021
— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) May 22, 2021
— RJ (@RjHampton14) May 22, 2021
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 22, 2021
i said im da one , they didn't believe me 🤷🏽♂️💯
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) May 22, 2021
Other current and former players were mesmerized by the Play-In Tournament in general.
Play-in is live!
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 22, 2021
These play in games are crazy!!!!
— Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee) May 22, 2021
— Robert Covington (@Holla_At_Rob33) May 22, 2021
That’s the @NBA Play In.
This is a new era for real
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorld37) May 22, 2021