Don’t leap with Ja Morant. You’ll find yourself everywhere in the web when you do.
Pacers ahead Jalen Smith realized that lesson the arduous method on Saturday evening. The 6-foot-9, 215-pound 22-year-old was on the incorrect finish of Morant’s wrath and went insanely viral for all the incorrect causes.
Late within the third quarter in opposition to Indiana, Morant had the ball with seven seconds left on the shot clock and determined to take it to the rim himself, so he did. The Memphis star shook Oshae Brissett on the three-point line, drove freely by the lane and went up.
Ja Morant threw down an absolute hammer on Smith’s head high.
While the published angles of the dunk will trigger your jaw to drop, they pale compared to the shot captured by Grizzlies artistic video lead Michael Blevins. The three-time Emmy Award winner was positioned on the baseline, straight beneath the ring.
His whole profession up to now was irrelevant as Morant drove to the rim. He needed to get the shot— and he did.
It couldn’t have been crispier. Blevins caught the whole factor in 4K, from the shimmy, to shake Brissett to the highly effective jam on high of Smith, to Morant’s subsequent response.
As he made his method again up the court docket, Morant was ice chilly along with his stare down.
It was stunning. Blevins was within the excellent place on the excellent time and captured the proper shot.
Had he missed Ja Morant’s dunk, he would by no means have lived it down. It was the shot of his life and it couldn’t have labored out extra in his favor. Blevins is a professional’s professional, and the place he may have completely choked, he stood sturdy with the digicam rolling and filmed the best dunk of the 12 months (up to now).