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Ja Morant named NBA All-Star starter

Published: Jan. 27, 2022 at 6:24 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 28, 2022 at 4:53 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant is an NBA All-Star starter!

In an overwhelming vote by NBA fans around the world, Ja will make his first appearance in the annual showcase as a Western Conference starter in the backcourt alongside perennial All-Star Steph Curry.

Morant garnered more than 2.7 million fan votes, the second most among guards and is more than 800,000 ahead of Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic.

Ja sealed the deal on his selection with a show-stopping 41 points, five rebounds and eight assist effort in the Grizzlies 118-106 win at San Antonio last night.

On the Grizzlies 4-game road trip, Morant averaged superstar numbers: 38 points, eight rebounds and 8.5 assists.

The NBA All-Star Game is on Feb. 20 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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