May 29, 2023

Ja Morant ‘Grateful’ For Support From Memphis Crowd In First Game Back

Ja Morant played in his first game since receiving an eight-game suspension on Wednesday. Morant came off the bench and checked in with 3:05 left in the first quarter.

The Memphis Grizzlies’ crowd cheered loudly for Morant when he brought the ball up the court for the first time and again after his first basket.

“It meant a lot, man,” said Morant. “Obviously, I’m thankful and grateful for everybody who’s been supporting me during this time. It definitely helped me a lot, definitely made me feel a little better. Eased everything that was going on. Felt good to be back. Super excited. Glad we was able to get the win.”

Morant said he meditated before the game to attempt to calm his nerves.

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