Kevin Love could only crack a joke and tip his cap after being humiliated by Ja Morant on Friday night.
Morant nearly went Vince Carter on Love with a huge dunk attempt in Friday night’s Memphis Grizzlies-Cleveland Cavaliers game. Morant raised up and just about jumped over Love’s entire body while going for the dunk. He did miss it though.
Ja almost ended my professional career with this dunk…that kid is something special https://t.co/5SxCItAMba
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) December 21, 2019
#Cavs PF Kevin Love on almost being being posterized by #Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant: “I really didn’t think he could take off from there. He legit jumped over me. Boy, I was so glad he missed that dunk. … He’s really special.”
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) December 21, 2019
Few could even care that Morant missed the dunk. What mattered is the aggression and athleticism he showed on the play, and the simple willingness to challenge himself in that manner.
The Cavs won 114-107, while Morant had 8 points and 11 assists. Though his team lost, many would argue that Morant was the big winner — at least on social media.