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Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerIncluded Columnist IVDecember 27, 2023

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Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant verified he was carrying out a dance promoted in New Orleans when he commemorated after an alley-oop in Tuesday’s 116-115 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Morant tossed down a two-handed jam to put Memphis up by 6 with 13.1 seconds left in overtime. His event left some fans thinking he was imitating using guns, an odd option for a gamer who got a 25-game suspension for flashing real pistols several times on social networks.

Memphis Grizzlies @memgrizz

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The two-time All-Star consequently stated he was having some enjoyable by appropriating the “rock ya hips” dance that stemmed on the Pelicans’ home grass:

Ja Morant @JaMorant

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LSU star Malik Nabers formerly brought the”rock ya hips”to the stadium.

CBS Sports @CBSSports

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Morant is definitely enjoying his go back to the court. The Grizzlies have actually won all 4 video games with him back in the lineup, and he’s balancing 28.8 points and 8.5 helps.

At its finest, Memphis feeds off the swagger and self-confidence the 24-year-old exudes, and his lack was definitely glaring because sense. The group was reeling after a 6-19 start without him, and it appeared like the door to the playoffs was currently closing.

With Morant as soon as again blazing a trail, the Grizzlies have actually nearly right away changed into a postseason competitor, even if their record does not yet reveal it.

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