Angel Reese has been in the news a lot as of late. The LSU star, who had a standout season, has been getting both positive and negative attention. However, most people are currently focused on her for the ongoing beef she has with the White House. Most recently, she clapped back at the Bidens, suggesting that LSU should visit the Obamas. But beef is not the only thing on Bayou Barbie's plate.
Someone else who has seen a lot of press coverage lately is NBA star Ja Maront. Whether it's his eight-game suspension or his role in a Grizzlies playoff run. he might just be the most talked about NBA star. It was just a matter of time before these two charismatic and much-talked-about basketball stars met in person.
Ja Morant And Angel Reese Hit The Griddy
In a video posted to Reese's TikTok, she and Morant are seen linking up at LSU's athletic facilities. A #33 jersey can be seen in the background, which has been retired by both the men's and women's basketball teams. LSU retired the number in 2000 for Shaq and again in 2011 for Seimone Augustus. During the 2022-23 season, Reese broke Augustus' long-standing SEC record for single-season double-doubles. Her 34 total double-doubles also broke the NCAA single-season record. Morant is not an LSU alum, nor does he play in or hail from Louisiana. But who could resist meeting the current queen of women's collegiate basketball?
As audio of Morant quoting his favorite NBA YoungBoy plays, Morant and Reese are seen laughing before briefly hitting the griddy together. It's a fun and wholesome moment for two stars of their respective games who have been dogged by less than positive press coverage in recent weeks. However, with Morant back on the court and Reese getting the spotlight she deserves, perhaps fortunes are changing. Reese said in a recent interview that her dream NIL deal would be a collab with Rihanna's Fenty brand. As for future link-ups, with the Grizzlies playoff-bound, perhaps we will see Reese head up to FedExForum in the coming weeks. Fans would surely love more content from the two stars.