Memphis Grizzlies superstar, Ja Morant, made a surprise appearance at a basketball court in Memphis, delighting a group of kids with a special treat. Collaborating with Nike, the 24-year-old Morant organized the “Only Basketball” event, where he not only interacted with the young athletes but also gifted them with his signature Nike kicks and other athletic gear.
Ja Morant surprises children in Memphis by gifting them with his signature Nike sneakers and engaging in a basketball session with them.
The kids were ecstatic when the two-time All-Star, known for his high-flying dunks, arrived at the gym. Morant not only showcased his skills on the court, including throwing down a massive dunk, but also took time to offer valuable advice to the aspiring basketball players. Encouraging them to remain focused and ignore distractions, Morant emphasized the importance of self-belief and staying true to oneself.
Interestingly, the event unveiled the new “Chimney” colorway for Morant’s Nike Ja 1 sneakers, which prominently features his iconic phrase, “We ain’t ducking no smoke.” These sneakers are set to release later this year, adding to the excitement surrounding Morant’s partnership with Nike.
Despite some recent controversies, including a second gun video that resulted in a 25-game suspension, Morant’s collaboration with Nike has remained strong. The brand’s decision to stand by the young star has proven fruitful thus far, as evidenced by the positive reception of events like the “Only Basketball” session in Memphis.
While Morant has maintained a low profile in the off-season, this surprise appearance and gesture of generosity to the kids in his community serve as reminders of his commitment to the game and his desire to make a positive impact off the court.