Portland's remaining schedule features the LA Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks and Brooklyn Nets. Morant, who's still considered a young pup in the league, says a dog happens to be the animal he emulates on the court. 8 spot in the Western Conference playoff picture -- and lifted Morant's spirits. Born in South Carolina #23. Ja Morant was born on August 10, 1999, in Dalzell, South Carolina, the United States to parents Tee Morant and Jamie Morant. , After Spending Time in the NICU, This NBA Rookie's Baby Finally Attended His Game, As Georgia Senate Candidate Heads to a Runoff, WNBA Players Are Behind Him Full-Force, Laura Dern Is the Coolest Mom Ever — and Her 2 Kids' Biggest Fan, Reporting From Chrissy Teigen's Living Room, Here's Luna Stephens With the News: "Nothing! Great, Click the ‘Allow’ Button Above The No. Morant said that even when the Thunder were leading 37-19 in the first quarter, his team kept its confidence. 1 day ago, by Maggie Ryan While the Grizzlies and Blazers split their two regular-season matchups -- including a 140-135 overtime win by Portland in the seeding games -- they cannot tie for eighth. Our Family newsletter is a little parenting cheat sheet, delivered to your inbox daily. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- With his team off to an 0-4 start in the NBA bubble and his daughter, Kaari Jaidyn, celebrating her first birthday hundreds of miles away, Memphis Grizzlies rookie standout Ja Morant called his parents with an admission Friday morning. 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"I wasn't in a good mood at all," Morant said following a 121-92 comeback win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. 9 in order to earn a first-round berth against the Los Angeles Lakers, who clinched No. Try Kerry Washington's Approach, 5 Months After Giving Birth, Alex Morgan Is Ready to Play — and Keep Fighting For Equality, Pink's 9-Year-Old Daughter Has a Thoughtful "Wish" For the Country After the Election, pregame routine involved some lullabies and cuddles. ", Not Sure How to Discuss Politics With Your Kids? While the Grizzlies and Blazers split their two regular-season matchups -- including a 140-135 overtime win by Portland in the seeding games -- they cannot tie for eighth. "It was great, the energy on the floor," Jenkins said. Ja Morant was upset about missing his daughter's first birthday, so he dedicated the Grizzlies' first win to her. 1 in the West earlier this week. 1 day ago, by Grayson Gilcrease Morant dedicates first win in the bubble to his daughter (0:24) Ja Morant was upset about missing his daughter's first birthday, so he dedicated the Grizzlies' first win to her. "Kind of tough but the thing I gave her today was a win," Morant said after putting up 19 points and 9 assists to Chris Paul's 17 and 5. 21 Year Old Basketball Player #3. 1 in the West earlier this week. 1 day ago, by Brea Cubit ☝️, Awesome, You’re All Set! 3.4m Followers, 405 Following, 126 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from 12 ‍♂️ (@jamorant) The players left the court at VISA Athletic Center barking like dogs, soaking in their first win since the NBA restart. The No. Ja Morant Popularity . Morant, who's still considered a young pup in the league, says a dog happens to be the animal he emulates on the court. 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The No. Ja Morant was upset about missing his daughter's first birthday, so he dedicated the Grizzlies' first win to her. Portland will end up playing 74 games and Memphis will finish with 73 as a result of the timing of the NBA hiatus and where each team was in its schedule at that point. Kadre Dixon. 1 day ago. Before Friday night's game versus the Utah Jazz, the talented 20-year-old rookie was caught on camera cuddling his 3-month-old daughter before a very "special" game, as he called it in a postgame interview. 1 day ago, by Kelsey Garcia A warrior. "I don't think as a whole we never doubted ourselves, doubted what we can accomplish as a team," he said. The No. "I wasn't in a good mood at all," Morant said following a 121-92 comeback win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. The players left the court at VISA Athletic Center barking like dogs, soaking in their first win since the NBA restart. 8 team two games in a row in order to earn the playoff spot. "I feel like we all were very confident in our team and I feel like tonight we went out and played freely. Memphis (33-37) now leads the Portland Trail Blazers (32-38) by one game for the eighth seed with three seeding games remaining for the Grizzlies -- a treacherous stretch of the best that the Eastern Conference has to offer in the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks. "You could see the energy on the bench. . The irony of gifting a victory, of course, is the win increases the likelihood that Kaari will have to wait a bit longer before her dad returns from Florida. "I don't think as a whole we never doubted ourselves, doubted what we can accomplish as a team," he said. 8 team two games in a row in order to earn the playoff spot. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- With his team off to an 0-4 start in the NBA bubble and his daughter, Kaari Jaidyn, celebrating her first birthday hundreds of miles away, Memphis Grizzlies rookie standout Ja Morant called his parents with an admission Friday morning. "I'm good," Morant said. You have come to the ESPN Africa edition, for other ESPN editions, click above. Ja Morant Bio, Age, Daughter: 20 Facts You Should Know About Him.