Fans are in disbelief as Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant drops 47 points on the Utah Jazz and makes NBA history.
Fans often discourage themselves from believing that a young player could reach the level of an NBA great. Often, this is done because, well, it borders on impossibility.
Those players are NBA greats for a reason. However, when you watch performances like the one Ja Morant dropped tonight, how can you not say, ‘this guy could become one of the greatest players to ever do it’?
For those that may be a bit clueless as to what’s going on here, at the age of 21, in his second NBA season, in his second-ever playoff game, Jamel Morant dropped 47 on the Utah Jazz’s heads.
And, coupled with his performance in the win over the Jazz in game one, the 21-year-old has already found his way into the history books.
Ja Morant passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Luka Doncic
In his first playoff game, Ja Morant had 26 points, which is incredible in its own right, especially since it’s against the 1st seed in the West. However, after his 47 point showing in game-2, the Grizzlies star made NBA history.
In his first two playoff games, the player had a total of 73 points. That means that he has now passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (69), and Luka Doncic (70), and now has the second-highest total ever in any player’s first couple of playoff games.
JA MORANT 🔥
47 PTS (15/26 FG), 7 AST
Most PTS in First 2 Career Playoff Games:
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) May 27, 2021
Chances are that Morant won’t pay too much attention to this, due to their loss in game-2. However, there were plenty of positives for the Grizzlies to take away from today’s matchup. The biggest though, was their ability to grow into this game, and even dominate their opponents for much of the second half.
If this young team can learn from their mistakes in game-2, and if Ja Morant can have another offensive explosion, there is a good chance the 8th seed steals more than just one game in this series.