Many people already knew his power and skill and that’s why he was awarded this season’s Most Improved Player award.
But now that he’s playing on such a huge stage, admiration for him is growing.
And some other NBA superstars are celebrating him – including LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Like a said JA too special to be in a MIP conversation. Rising Super⭐️
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 4, 2022
During Game 2 of the Grizzlies-Warriors game on Tuesday, James posted about his love for Morant on Twitter, saying, “Like a said JA too special to be in a MIP conversation. Rising Super[star].”
What makes Morant so special and is the next title waiting for him Finals MVP?
Ja’s Big Night
Once again, Morant came to shine on Tuesday night.
He had another major night, scoring 47 points in the Grizzlies’ 106-101 win over the Warriors.
That win has evened the series 1-1 moving into the next game on Saturday.
Like always, Morant was a huge force for his team and the heart and soul of the team’s offense – and defense at times too.
He also set a record: his 47 points make him join James and Kobe Bryant as the only players with multiple 45-point games in the playoffs before turning 23 years old.
To make it even sweeter, Memphis’ final 13 points were all scored by Morant.
Calling him most improved is something of a back-handed compliment because Morant has been special and incredible since he joined the league.
However, it is true that he’s reached a whole new level of skill this season and has put on quite a show.
His name was tossed around as a possible MVP candidate throughout the season, although now it seems likely that Nikola Jokic will win that title.
But if Morant keeps playing like this in the years ahead, a future MVP is all but guaranteed for him.NEXT: Ja Morant Has Great Reaction To A Fellow Star's Honest Tweet