Ja Morant’s Early Numbers Can Be Compared To Only One - The Greatest Of All Time

Anthony Sain

So far in Memphis Grizzlies rookie Ja Morant’s rookie campaign he has been off to a great start. His laser beam passes, highlight reel layups and breathtaking dunks have kept the fanbase intrigued throughout the ups and downs of the season so far. Morant has probably placed himself in the lead as far as NBA Rookie of the Year candidacy is concerned but his early numbers historically have also placed him in comparison with only one player so far - Michael Jordan.

Morant is averaging 20.4 points per game and 5.3 assists per game while shooting 52.3 percent from the field making him the only player other than Michael Jordan to average 20 points per game, 5 assists and shoot over 50 percent. These numbers of course do not mean that Morant will be the next Michael Jordan but it is definitely impressive to see that he is off to such an amazing start and can be compared to the Greatest Of All Time.

Morant would also express his humility for having such a great start by  acknowledging the honor of being compared to Michael Jordan statistically in his recent Instagram story by sharing a post about it with the caption “God The Greatest.” Hopefully we will all see more of the same from Morant as he continues to lead his young Grizzlies team into the future. Who knows - maybe we might start seeing Morant flying through the air in Fedex Forum, tongue wagging and celebrating six NBA titles on Beale Street. 

Photo - @jamorant via Instagram
Photo - @jamorant via Instagram