Ja Morant went from overlooked recruit out of high school to No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft to one of the most promising young players in the entire NBA.
"It's just my edge. The chip I have on my shoulder from what I had to go through to get to the NBA," said Morant.
"My dad always told me that I was trained to go, basically that I'm built for the moment. And my mom always told me I'm beneath no one."
Morant has been highly productive for a rookie point guard and he has also had some of his best moments in crunch time.
"He doesn't shy away from those moments," Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins said of Morant. "He's here to be great."