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LeBron James offers extremely high praise of Ja Morant

Ja Morant

LeBron James had nothing but super high praise for Ja Morant after facing the rookie’s Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.

Morant scored 27 points and added 14 assists in Memphis’ 105-88 win over James’ Los Angeles Lakers. That was a huge win for the Grizzlies, who are contending for the final playoff spot in the West.

The excellent performance, coupled with Morant’s play all year, led to praise from James after the game.

“The kid is super special,” James said Saturday via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “Like I said when we just played him in L.A., Memphis got a great one. They got a great one. So, the sky’s the limit for the kid.”

LeBron is not alone in his praise of Morant. The No. 2 pick out of Murray State has averaged 17.7 points and 7.0 assists per game this season and has already given Grizzlies fans huge hopes for the future. He’s also a contender for NBA Rookie of the Year.

James wouldn’t say that about any player either, so that means something extra and probably will only motivate Morant to continue being the best player he can be.


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