Bulls fans can feel a little bit better about getting demolished by Ja Morant on Saturday.
After the third-year guard dropped a career-high 46 points at the United Center this weekend, he flew back home and immediately set the bar even higher with a 52-point showing against the San Antonio Spurs. He shot an absurdly efficient 22-30 from the field, absolutely dominating the paint against one of the NBA’s better rim-protectors.
And when I say dominating … I mean dominating.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) March 1, 2022
Not only was that poster dunk one of the best we’ve seen this season, but Morant somehow found a way to top it only a handful of possessions later. With only 0.4 seconds left before halftime, Morant caught the full-court heave by Steven Adams in mid-air and sank the baseline buzzer-beater.
Seriously … look at this:
There's no words for Ja Morant at this point. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/JgdalqABjB
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 1, 2022
Morant went on to grab the first 50-burger of his career and set a new franchise record for points. And, considering this performance didn’t come against the Bulls, I feel like I can sit here and actually enjoy it. The guy continues to play like a true superstar, and it’s only becoming harder not to see those comparisons between him and a young Derrick Rose. The guy is special.