Ja Morant is only 23 years old, already plays at an All-Star level, and is still years away from even entering his prime. His confidence is at an all-time high, but others see it as arrogance. Ja has a message to all those who think he's arrogant, and it won't change their opinion of him.
“That’s why I bust their ass.”
Morant has all the skills and potential to someday become the face of the league. But for others, he may seem arrogant. Ja’s proven to be a postseason performer, and the only thing left for him to achieve is to become an MVP or carry his team to the finals. Naturally, his rivals have something to say to him, but the Memphis Grizzlies star doesn’t mind them.
“I feel like now just because I’m me and I speak on whatever I want to and say what I’m feeling at the time that some people don’t like me. So that’s why I bust their ass.”
Speaking what’s on his mind and backing it up with his fiery plays is good news to the front office and the Grizzlies fans. It means Ja is focused, hungry, and wants to win now.
Is Ja Morant becoming arrogant?
Morant has been a victim of fake news recently. A parody/satire site came up with an absurd quote, and it became viral when ESPN quoted it as if it was real.
ESPN offered an apology for airing fake news but what made it believable was that it came from the high-flying combo guard. The quote was outrageous, but media sites considered it legit because it fits Morant’s personality.
Yes, Memphis gave the Golden State Warriors a run for their money in last year’s playoffs, but his level of confidence only puts an unnecessary burden on him and his teammates.
Internal pressure is good, but only if the Grizzlies can rise above it. For Morant, he should keep working hard and keep proving his bashers wrong. He already got the skills to achieve something special. Ja doesn’t need to say anything; he should let his game do the talking.