On the account of Women’s Day celebrated on March 8th, the league expressed its support towards the community of women in various ways. In most recent times, the WNBA has been given a lot of importance to raise awareness on the acknowledgment of women’s talents in the field of sports. We have been many of our favorite NBA stars attending games of their WNBA counterparts showing them the support they deserve. Another notable figure the late great black mamba, Kobe Bryant was a big supporter of women in sports.
Out of all the activities that followed through by other teams in the league, the most memorable instance came from none other than Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies. The third-year player has had an exceptional season so far bringing his team up the rankings in the Western Conference. He has also earned the likings of many around the league who are starting to bring him into MVP conversations.
Ja Morant takes the NBA world by storm after the All-Star games
The point guard earned his first All-Star selection season and the reasons just keep mounting to prove why he is one of the best in the league at the moment. Morant has seen a gigantic leap in his performance from the last two years of his NBA career averaging 27.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 6.7 assists along with 1.2 steaks per game. He did not average over 20 points during his rookie and sophomore seasons.
Though he is known for his high-level athleticism and insane ability to cut through defenders to finish at the rim, his shooting has bettered over the off-season. He now averages 49.5% from the field, 34.6% from three, and 76.3% from the line. Last year he shot under 45% from the field and barely made any of his shot attempts. The Grizzlies have now overtaken the Golden State Warriors for second place in the West with a record of 45 wins and 22 losses. They are one of the top contenders out the West to compete for the title this season and Morant is the biggest reason.
Ja Morant delivers an emotional speech about celebrating Women’s Day
NBA players and their mothers have shown the audience very strong relationships and support. Behind every successful man is an intelligent woman. “Starting with my mom, that’s like my best friend. We are real close. The person who made me who I am today and taught me how to carry myself and respect women.” Ja was all appreciative of his mother Jamie Morant who is one of his biggest supporters around today.
The player also has a sister and a daughter of his own as well. Morant certainly knows a thing or two being surrounded by women who absolutely care for him and his career.”We celebrate women’s day every day. Down the line to my little sister, just teaching her and now to my daughter. Raising her the same way my parents raised me to be respectful even though she’s a woman, she’s no less than nobody in the world even a man.”