Ja Morant dedicates win over Lakers to Twitter troll
The rookie always has his haters in mind. Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Ja Morant apparently draws inspiration from some interesting places.

After dropping a huge 27-6-14 line in a blowout win over the Western Conference-best Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, the Memphis Grizzlies star rookie dedicated the victory to a Twitter troll in his postgame interview.

“I’m thankful for this guy who tweeted and said I don’t have that fire in my eye no more,” said Morant. “That game right there was for him. That’s what I do, I prove people wrong each and every night, and that’s for him right there.”

Soon after giving the interview, Morant pointed out the offending tweet in question from a user named Daniel Greer, who had indeed taken a shot at his competitive fire in a post earlier this weekend.

The 20-year-old Morant is the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year honors, and Saturday’s win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Grizzlies. He recently took offense to a much more notable person coming his way on social media, and he is probably hoping that the folks just keep on tweeting at him.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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