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Morant tries to give his Most Improved Player award to Desmond Bane, who sends it back

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - APRIL 09: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies and Desmond Bane #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies celebrate during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans at FedExForum on April 09, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee. 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. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

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Ja Morant lobbied for Desmond Bane to win Most Improved Player.

Instead, Morant was voted Most Improved. So, after accepting the award, Morant tried to give the trophy to Bane.

Bane, however, was having none of that.

Morant won the award and had 38 first-place votes out of a possible 100. Bane finished fifth in the voting and had seven first-place votes.

Morant, Bane and the Grizzlies are tied 2-2 with the Timberwolves in an entertaining first-round series that continues Tuesday in Memphis.