- Grizzlies star Ja Morant missed a potential game-winning layup during game 1 vs the Warriors.
- After the game, Morant’s dad hugged Steph Curry which led to some interesting reactions from fans.
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Tee Morant, the father of Grizzlies Ja Morant, has become somewhat of a celebrity during the NBA playoffs and is continuing to get TV time even after the Grizzlies’ losses.
On Sunday afternoon, the Memphis Grizzlies lost a close game vs. the Warriors in game 1 of their playoff series after Morant missed a potential game-winning layup with the time expiring.
What. A. Finish. 🍿
Ja Morant misses a layup at the buzzer and the Warriors escape with a Game 1 win over the Grizzlies!pic.twitter.com/X2bcntVlai
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 1, 2022
Immediately after the game, Morant’s dad embraced Warriors star, Steph Curry.
Steph Curry showing love to Tee Morant after the game 🙌 pic.twitter.com/tMNoRzJG9c
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 1, 2022
Fans aren’t sure what to make of Tee Morant’s current celebrity status. While some fans love him, others are comparing him to Lavar Ball.
I want the warriors to eliminate the Grizzlies just so I don’t have to see Ja Morant’s dad on camera anymore. We get it, he looks like usher. #WarriorsVsGrizzlies
— Dude (@BaySportsVibes) May 1, 2022
Ja Morant’s dad is literally what LaVar Ball wanted to be.
— Elontae Bateman (@Tae_Bateman) May 1, 2022
Ja Morant’s dad is “always in the videos” 🥴 pic.twitter.com/R5EisLChYg
— ᴍʀ.ᴄᴀʀʀɪɴɢᴛᴏɴ (@TheBobbyClub) May 1, 2022
Ja’s dad gives me ‘drunk uncle at the barbecue’ energy😭 https://t.co/XExGwL8lEP
— kojo🏌🏿♂️ (@koj__o) May 1, 2022
Okay. I’m out on Ja Morant’s dad. This is doing the most. And he doesn’t even look like Usher! https://t.co/5y85JjDvkN
— Rae Sanni (@raesanni) May 1, 2022
I'm not gonna lie. Let one of my boys make it, imma be smiling and fratanizing with with everybody. 😂 https://t.co/FJJq7YKx8x
— Northern Pkwy (@KMBmoreX) May 1, 2022
Ja Morant’s dad be walking around like he owns the team 😂
— Cameron Barnes (@Felicias_Son) May 1, 2022