Ja Morant, the budding superstar for the Memphis Grizzlies, did not crack the Top 5 of a straw poll among members of the NBA media for NBA MVP.
The third-year guard out of Murray State has propelled the Grizzlies to one of the premiere teams in the NBA with the third-best record in the entire league.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant disrespected in MVP straw poll
ESPN polled 100 members of the media to vote for the NBA MVP as things currently stand nearly two-thirds of the way through the season.
Morant didn’t even crack the top five of the straw poll published by ESPN in advance of the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, a game in which Morant will be starting.
You can watch Morant in the 2022 NBA All-Star Game Feb. 20 on TNT. The Grizzlies will resume their regular season play Feb. 24 at Minnesota.