Video: Ja Morant has trash talk for James Harden after 3-pointer
Ja Morant had some extra motivation on Tuesday night.
The rookie led his Memphis Grizzlies to a 121-110 win over the Houston Rockets. Morant had 26 points, five rebounds and eight assists in the game and made an impressive 10/11 field goals. He also went 3/4 on three-pointers and was sure to let James Harden know about that.
After Harden failed to close out on a Morant 3-pointer, the rookie was seen saying “tell that motherf—er about me!”
"Tell that M*********** about me!" Morant drills a three after Harden plays him like Ben Simmons, has some choice words pic.twitter.com/IQDXY7Hn43
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That seemed to be Morant’s response to a lack of respect he felt Harden showed him by giving him so much room to take the shot. Harden paid the price.
Morant had another sweet moment when he went behind his back around Harden and threw a lob:
— FOX Sports Grizzlies (@GrizzliesOnFSSE) January 15, 2020
Now that’s how you earn respect as a rookie. You take it to the veterans one player at a time until they learn.