Ja Morant has been an inspiration ever since his arrival in the NBA. It has been termed as a ‘Bang’, because of what he does on the court. Simply outstanding at such a young age, Morant has this unique ability to be the main man of his team. Playing basketball from a very young age, Morant was the 2nd pick in the 2019 NBA draft. In his only third season, he became the NBA All-Star for having a fantastic season for the Memphis Grizzlies. Because of Morant and his teammates, Memphis was seeded first by the end of the regular season. They were absolutely brilliant, with hardly any shortcomings in their game. In fact, they got better with each game and were the clear winners to clinch the first spot in the Western Conference.
Unfortunately, they were able to carry forward their momentum in the playoffs as they would have liked. But their overall campaign was a really good one. They lost to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals quite easily. They could not give the tough fight, they had planned to and lost the series. From there on, Golden State Warriors went on to win the NBA championship, defeating Boston Celtics in the finals. But now comes a new season, everything is new, the team is new, and Ja Morant looks more ready than ever.
Let us have a look at Ja Morant’s Life, Career, Earnings, and Net Worth.
Ja Morant: Life And Career
Born on 10 August 1999 in Dalzell, South Carolina, U.S, Ja Morant got interested in basketball at a very young age. His mother, Jamie, was a point guard as well in her high school, and his father tee played as a fellow teammate to Ray Allen. When Ja Morant was about to be born, his father left basketball completely and became a barber instead. After playing in high school in South Carolina, Morant was getting offers from the NCAA division one. In 2017, he played for Murray State, where he started performing at a higher level. He was even invited to the 20 elite point-guards under the leadership of NBA superstar Chris Paul. It could be called a major turning point of his career the way he changed as a player.
In the 2019 NBA draft, Morant was the second pick by the Memphis Grizzlies. He started a little slow, maybe it was his body that didn’t look too appealing for a basketball player. His build was too slim compared to his contemporaries. But his talent had no limits. Within no time he made a mark in the first-team, and people didn’t even realize when he became the main man of the team. His signature dunks became world famous. His dribbling, ball handling skills, and shooting improved in no time. For the first time, he was announced in the NBA All-Star team. He is only 22 years old and has achieved a lot in such less time.
Earnings And Net Worth
Ja Morant earns close to $11 million annually. His net worth is such a short time is estimated to be around $80 million.