And Mthey pray left fans in awe in the Memphis Grizzlies match against LeBron James’ La Lakers with a stunning block, with the play leading to him being dubbed ‘Superman‘ for his efforts.
The Memphis Grizzlies were on the road this week against the LA Lakers, looking to improve their away record.
In the end, they did, with a comfortable 127-119 win over LeBron James’s home side to go 28-14 for the season.
The Grizzlies have now won their last nine games, and this victory was helped in part by an outrageous play from point guard Ja Morant.
It was likened to Superman, as Morant denied the Lakers a near-certain score with an outrageous block.
Ja Morant Superman block
The play in question came in the first quarter of the game at the Staples Centre.
Avery Bradley managed to strip Maront of the ball, and raced up the court to the basket – all set to claim the two points.
Only Morant seemed to have other ideas about that.
Using his strong athletic prowess, and 6ft 3inches of height, Ja Morant leapt – two-handed – to deny Bradley the basket.
Bouncing off the back-board, Morant gathered up the ball – and raced up the other end, putting the Grizzles back on the attack.
Morant’s block helped the Grizzlies to tie up the first quarter 27-27, before a strong second and third quarter set up the road win.
What were people saying after Morant’s block?
It’s fair to say the block left an impression on some.
Here are a few fan reactions to Ja Maront’s Superman block.
Remarkably, it’s not the first time Morant has produced such a ‘Superman’ block in his basketball career.
Back in his college days at Murray State, he done the same thing to defend his basket.
Someone even matched the two blocks up, and the similarities between them is striking.
In other news, How does Rob Gronkowski’s Bucs salary compare to his Patriots deal?