Ja Morant: Too Good for the NBA?!

Kelvin Mungai, CBN Staff

Ja Morant is a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted as the second overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft after playing one season of college basketball at Murray State University. 

Ja Morant was averaging 7.3 assists and 17.6 points per game in his rookie season. This earned him the NBA Rookie of the Year award. Currently, Ja Morant is averaging 27.5 points per game and 7.9 assists. 

One of Morant’s main strengths is his speed and quickness on the court, which allows him to create space for himself and his teammates. He has an excellent understanding of the game, which enables him to make quick decisions and find open teammates. 

Such skill though doesn’t come without a cost. Due to Ja Morant’s impressive athletic ability, he’s recently been facing many drug tests. So far this season alone, Morant’s already been drug tested seven times. In professional sports, this is pretty natural, but the better the player, the more likely they will be susceptible to rumors and cheating allegations, leading to drug tests. This is unfair to the players if they really are just talented and hard-working, yet it presents the argument on whether or not this kind of harsh testing is necessary to keep this professional sport, professional. 

Overall, Morant is a dynamic and exciting player who has the potential to become one of the best point guards in the league. He has already shown that he can be a dominant player on both ends of the court and will only continue to improve as he gains more experience in the league.