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Ja Morant broke Jerome Robinson’s ankles, stared him down, drained three (VIDEO)

Memphis Grizzlies v LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 4: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies drives to the basket against the LA Clippers on January 4, 2020 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LOS ANGELES — This is just nasty.

Memphis’ Rookie of the Year frontrunner Ja Morant has been putting on a show at Staples Center in an appease the foreign broadcast markets early start game. That was highlighted by Morant breaking the ankles of Jarome Robinson (with a little shove), staring him down, then draining the three.

Poor Jerome, that’s not fair.

Morant has been impressive with his scoring (12 points in the first half), passing, court vision, and handles all game. And he can finish.

Memphis was hot early — 7-of-9 from three in the first quarter — and led by 15 early against a shorthanded Clippers team (no Paul George or Patrick Beverley). That was down to eight at the half, 65-57 Memphis.