After 235 days away from the NBA hardwood, Ja Morant apparently nonetheless is aware of his approach across the hoop — scoring the successful shot in his first recreation again!!
The Grizzlies famous person had been barred from the courtroom to start out this season whereas serving a 25-game suspension for a string of incidents involving gun-related social media movies … however in his return towards the Pelicans on Tuesday night time, his presence was felt straight away.
He logged 34 factors and eight assists on the street recreation in New Orleans — however, most significantly, he nailed a floater within the lane with no time left in regulation to win the sport for Memphis, 115-113.
And, afterward, he had a big-time message for his haters … saying merely as he bumped into the locker room, “I stored receipts!”
Morant, in fact, had developed a bevy of critics after he was seen on social media waving round a gun not as soon as, however twice. He had additionally been accused final 12 months of attacking an adolescent throughout a pickup recreation at his residence. It all finally led to NBA commish Adam Silver sidelining him.
But, Morant took all of the steps the NBA and the Grizzlies required for him to rejoin the staff … and after his large night time towards the Pels, he mentioned there have been actually some low factors whereas he was away from his teammates.
“I have not performed a recreation in eight months,” he mentioned. “I had a whole lot of time to be taught myself, a whole lot of laborious days the place I went by means of it. But, you already know, basketball is my life, what I like. It’s therapeutic for me and I’m simply excited to be again.”
Seems the Grizzlies — and the NBA world too, for that matter — are as properly, Ja.