The Memphis Grizzlies are attempting to build on their momentum and gain fans following Ja Morant’s viral interaction with a few young members of Dubs Nation during Tuesday night’s game.
In the final minute of the Warriors’ 116-108 loss to Memphis, Morant cruised through Golden State’s defense for a bucket and was fouled by Andrew Wiggins. Before attempting the free throw, a pumped-up Morant said a few words to a couple of young Warriors fans, who were supporting the Dubs in enemy territory at FedExForum. One was looking for a high-five from the rising superstar.
"He was disrespectful with that jersey on," Morant told reporters after the game. "We Memphis. It looked like he wanted to cheer, but he had that jersey on. I apologize to him, but in that moment, bro, take that jersey off and then dap me up. Somebody find his information. I'll send him one myself."
Well, now he has the chance.
On Wednesday, the Grizzlies announced a promotion where kids ages 12 and under can exchange any old opposing player NBA jersey for new Morant or Jaren Jackson Jr. threads. The plan is for all opposing player jerseys swapped at the event to be donated to charity.
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It's a creative promotion by the Grizzlies, who are currently the hottest team in the NBA with 10 straight wins. Two of Golden State’s 10 losses this season have come against Memphis. The Warriors get one last chance to take down Morant and the Grizzlies on March 28 in Memphis.
Hopefully, those same young fans will be back at that game ... in Dubs gear.
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