Ja Morant has been hailed as the new wonder-kid in the NBA, thanks to his athleticism, finishing abilities, and versatility in the courts. Analysts have already compared him to Russell Westbrook with a more polished approach to basketball. Born August 10, 1990, Ja Morant is getting into his regular season after having a fantastic rookie year. Morant made his entry into the NBA after becoming the second overall draft by the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019. This came just after he had completed his sophomore year with some of the most impressive stats, which earned him a spot in the Rising Star Game for the 2019/2020 season.
The young kid playing the big numbers
Few basketball players ever get to sign multi-million deals at such a young age, but Ja Morant has proven he is not ordinary. On July 2, 2019, Morant made news when he signed a two-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies worth over $17 million. Morant has gone ahead to prove why he deserved those numbers, with the future looking brighter for the rising youngster. Ja Morant has not only been lucky to sign a contract with his team, but he had an exciting endorsement deal with Nike prior to the 2019 draft. Credible reports say that the four-year rookie scale contract will see him earn upwards of $39 million.
As one of the youngest players in the NBA, Ja Morant is definitely turning heads, and his shoe game has always been spectacular. The point guard who stands at 6-feet 3-inch and wears shoe size ax10 has been popular for wearing the following Nike shoes:
Nike Adapt BB 2.0
The stars are aligned for Ja Morant’s success, and this was made visible when Nike gave him the honors to unveil the Nike Adapt BB 2.0. Just as Morant represents the sport’s future talent, the Adapt BB 2.0 represents the next generation of sneakers by the brand. It is a tech-advanced model with self-lacing features and a forefront Zoom Turbo unit with advanced stretchable TPU materials.
Nike Adapt BB
This was the first app-controlled sneakers to hit the market and was part of Nike’s effort to make high-performance shoes that are technologically advanced. The app aimed to allow you to find the perfect ‘containment’ given its self-lacing technology.
Nike Kyrie 6
While the Kyrie 6 was not as popular as the Kyrie 5 and 4, it was a great pick for Ja Morant, who loved how well it sticks to the court and its good cushioning. It was a good improvement from the Kyrie 5, and Morant was privileged to receive his exclusive Player Edition, the ‘Miami.’
Nike Kyrie 5
The Kyrie 5 was an all-around shoe that offered players the perfect combination of features. It featured the new forefoot Zoom cushioning, a unique lockdown system, and a traction pattern that runs through its outsole for better grip of the court while playing.
Nike KD 11
This was the eleventh signature shoe for Kevin Durant, and it has a more casual construction compared to the initial models. It featured Nike’s Zoom Air cushioning and React setup and was among the first sneakers from the brand that Ja Morant opted for.