*Memphis Grizzlies superstar Ja Morant (who scored 47 points in defeat of the GSW in their playoff series last night) and his father Tee have been subjected to harsh criticism about the young athlete’s recent in-game behavior.
As reported by Vlad TV, Tee “stated that Ja played like “trash” after the Memphis Grizzlies knocked off the Minnesota Timberwolves to advance to the second round of the playoffs,” the outlet writes.
Per the report, one Twitter user commented, “Hating on Ja Morant for being an active Twitter user just like you and having fun on the court is so weird but hating on his dad for just vibing, watching his son play basketball, and respecting other NBA greats is even weirder. Sports fans just want something to be mad about.”
When Ja caught wind of the tweet, he responded, “f* em we ball.”
Check out the tweet below, and meet his father via the YouTube clip above.
f* em we ball . ™️ https://t.co/h044l5BLuZ
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) May 3, 2022
As reported by Sports Illustrated, Morant had a few words for Golden State star Steph Curry after the “Grizzlies closed out a 106–101 victory against the Warriors at FedExForum on Tuesday night.
“Had some friendly words with Steph [Curry]. After Game 1 he came to me and Jaren [Jackson] and said, ‘It’s going to be a battle. We’re going to have some fun.’ I was able to, you know, return that message tonight, saying the same thing,” Morant said of his exchange with Curry, per Ben Golliver of The Washington Post. “I always say this is my favorite matchup, playing against a guy like him, a great talent. It’s going to be a battle.”