Ja Morant Recalls Being Starstruck By LeBron James

Ja Morant has had some interesting experiences throughout his career.

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Ja Morant has blossomed into one of the most entertaining stars in the NBA. His playing style is a whole lot of fun, and you cannot deny just how much he has contributed to the Memphis Grizzlies franchise in just a short amount of time. He has the potential to lead a team to the NBA Finals, and the Grizzlies could very well do that this year if Morant and his teammates continue to grow.

Morant was recently a guest on The Pivot Podcast this past week, and during the episode, the Grizzlies star was asked who made him the most starstruck in the entire league. As you can guess, Morant's answer was LeBron. Morant also included Anthony Davis in his answer, and he even told the story of how he got their jerseys after playing them for the first time. 

Ja Morant Recalls Being Starstruck By LeBron James
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“Bron,” Morant said. “I actually got Bron and AD’s jersey after the same game. That was pretty much a big-time moment for me. Obviously, my rookie year, playing against the top guys was pretty much like a starstruck moment like, ‘Wow.’ I was just watching him on TV a couple of years ago, even last year when I was at Murray watching ’em play. And now I’m actually lacing it up and going back and forth with ’em.”

Most of the young stars in the NBA grew up as LeBron fans, so it only makes sense that they would be stunned to see him on the court. James is a childhood hero for so many, and it seems like he will be playing for years to come, especially with Bronny and Bryce on the way.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.