Zion Williamson and Ja Morant’s NBA careers will likely always be tied to one another. Not only because they went No. 1 and No. 2 in the draft, but also from their days in South Carolina on the same AAU team.
After Saturday night’s game between the Pelicans and Grizzlies, the two young stars could be seen catching up. And if Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have taught us anything, these conversations can shift the face of the league.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 10, 2022
You just knew NBA Twitter would be all over this one.
“My brudda,” Morant tweeted. “Crib talk.”
my brudda 🖤 crib talk https://t.co/Y0YyGXsGQi
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) April 10, 2022
“Zion is begging Ja to come save him,” one user commented.
Zion is begging ja to come save him https://t.co/m1yJ3hn9po
— @black (@BlackBookClub1) April 10, 2022
“Somebody gon do a voice over and its gonna be hella funny,” another replied.
Somebody gon do a voice over and its gonna be hella funny https://t.co/Rg7KhzFE5f
— TR3YVON (@treyvonj19) April 10, 2022
— Joe Mullinax (@JoeMullinax) April 10, 2022
“They gotta pull the Bron/DWade just for culture,” a fan tweeted.
they gotta pull the Bron/DWade just for culture https://t.co/FRoNLzv5l5
— tae (@1btae21) April 10, 2022
“He told him they’re gonna be playing with RJ soon.”
He told him they’re gonna be playing with RJ soon https://t.co/dWeuIczw6u
— star (@WashedStar_) April 10, 2022
“I don’t read lips well but it looks like Zion said ‘get me outta here,’” remarked Justin Lewis.
I don’t read lips well but it looks like Zion said “get me outta here” https://t.co/YRCsCKJNFV
— Justin Lewis (@J_Timberfake_) April 10, 2022
“He probably told Ja he out of New Orleans,” laughed another fan.
He probably told Ja he out of New Orleans 😂 https://t.co/xKXrechyAS
— The Skinny Guy Cam (@MrCamPatterson) April 10, 2022
Zion Williamson hasn’t touched the floor all season for the Pelicans. Meanwhile, Ja Morant put together an MVP-caliber campaign before sitting out three weeks due to knee soreness.
However, he was able to return in Saturday’s game to lift the Grizzlies past New Orleans with 21 points and nine assists in 27 minutes.