Larry Browns Says Ja Morant Reminds Him Of Allen Iverson

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Larry Browns Says Ja Morant Reminds Him Of Allen Iverson


Ja Morant has been always been a problem, but what we’re seeing from the Memphis Grizzlies star so far this season is absolutely some next-level stuff. 

The Grizzlies have leaned hard on Morant, and he hasn’t disappoint. This year, he’s leading them to the third seed in the Western Conference while averaging 27.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game on 49.3% shooting from the field.

As he continues to put on a show, Morant has drawn attention and praises from a number of personalities in the basketball world. The latest person to heap praises on the 22-year old Grizzlies point guard is former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown.

Brown has seen and handled a lot of talented players during the course of his professional career, and one of those was Sixers legend Allen Iverson. Now, speaking on the New York Post, Brown offered utmost praise for Morant and compared him to his former player.


“I watched him [in college] but I couldn’t predict this,’’ Brown told The Post. “He reminds me so much of Allen [Iverson] athletically the way he pays. Fearless.”

“That whole [Grizzlies] team they have a great camaraderie. They all seem to love each other. He’s so special. The things Ja does, I remember sitting on the bench in Philly, looking at staff and seeing Allen do something and we all laughed because we never seen anyone doing anything like that. I get the same feeling watching Ja play. And a lot of our kids go to their games.’’


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