Ja Morant is primed to be one of the brightest stars in the NBA, though some say he’s already there.
Allen Iverson, Hall-of-Famer and one of the most adored players in League history, certainly thinks so. Following Morant’s record-setting 52 point performance Monday night, Iverson took to social media to praise the Grizzlies superstar MVP candidate.
Posting a picture of his MVP trophy from the 2001 season with Morant’s jersey on it, Iverson’s message is clear. Morant promptly responded to the former 11-time All-Star.
Iverson averaged 31.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 2.5 steals per game in his 2001 MVP campaign while leading the Philadelphia 76ers to a 56-26 record before losing in the NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers. This season, Morant is averaging 27.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.6 assists, and 1.2 steals per game and is the spearhead of a 43-20 Memphis Grizzlies team currently holding the third seed in the Western Conference.