WEB EXTRA: Memphis Grizzlies fans embrace Ja Morant with open arms

Local News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Grizzlies fans turned out in full force at the FedExForum Friday afternoon as the organization introduced their prized No.2 draft pick, Ja Morant. 

The mood in the crowd was electric as the Grizz Drumline entertained the crowd as they waited for Ja to emerge from behind closed doors.

Fans and media members lined the path to the podium and erupted in cheers as the new Grizzly made his way to the stage.

Members of the media asked the questions, but we wanted to hear what the fans had to say about the new Grizzlies draft pick.

Young fans like Amar Kanakamedala and Jonas Guibao showed up to support and cheer on the new Grizzly. 

“I think he’ll do good, maybe they’ll be the next Lob City. Hopefully we’ll win a title soon,” said Kanakamedala.

“I’ve seen a lot of his highlights. He’s really impressive and I’m really excited for him to be on the Memphis Grizzlies team along with Jaron Jackson,” added Guibao.

Fans will have to wait until next fall to see him on the court. Morant currently isn’t slated to appear with the Grizzlies Summer League team as he continues his rehab from a recent minor arthroscopic procedure. 

©TEGNA Inc. 2019. All Rights Reserved.

What's Trending Now

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Event Calendar