Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant took exception to a postgame tweet from Golden State Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga and promptly fired back at the rookie on social media.
Of course, the Warriors defeated the Morant-less Grizzlies Friday in Game 6 to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Klay Thompson knocked down eight 3-pointers to finish with a team-high 30 points to lead the Warriors while Stephen Curry had 29 points in the 110-96 win.
Kuminga, who did not play in Game 6, took to Twitter to trash-talk the Grizzlies and dropped some lyrics to the now-infamous “Whoop That Trick” by Al Kapone. The song was channeled by Curry and the Warriors heading into Game 5 but didn’t result in a win.
But, now that the Warriors won Game 6 and are moving on to the next round, they have bragging rights once again. However, Morant still didn’t want to hear it from Kuminga.
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The response by Morant drew some criticism since he is in only his third year in the NBA. But, Morant has some pretty good accolades to his name after becoming a first-time All-Star this year. He was also the Rookie of the Year and the Most Improved Player this season.
Kuminga still has a ways to go in terms of individual awards, but the seventh pick appears to have a bright future ahead. He and the Warriors ultimately got the last laugh versus the Grizzlies as their season continues.
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