Memphis Grizzlies All-Star guard Ja Morant was the latest guest on The Pivot with Ryan Clark, Fred Taylor, and Channing Crowder. Towards the end of the interview, Ja was asked about having a desire to have his jersey in the rafters. a
“Yeah, not only with the team I played for either, like around the league. That’s the goal to have that big of an impact on, you know, NBA to where I’m represented by not only the team that I played for but all the teams as a whole so far as being the best number 12,” said Morant.
Morant wants to joins the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Drexler, Bill Russell, Julius Erving, Bob Lanier, Moses Malone, and Oscar Robertson to name a few, who had their jerseys retired by more than one team in the NBA.
Speaking of Michael Jordan, Ja Morant has dubbed himself the new ‘Black Jesus.’ After tipping a waitress $500 a name, that Reggie Miller said that Jordan called himself.
Morant also said he would cook Michael Jordan one on one. His father would explain that he meant on the offensive side of the ball.
“We are talking on the other end. When Ja is on offense, Ja has the mindset that nobody can stop him one-on-one, and I loved it. Nobody can deal with that boy on the island,” said Tee Morant.