Dancers, artists, musicians and Ja: Masters of the performing arts

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 25, 2021 12:40 PM CT | Published: November 25, 2021 12:40 PM CT
<strong>&ldquo;I feel like if I was a dancer, I would have that touch like Michael Jackson had,&rdquo; says Ja Morant (putting up a shot against Utah Jazz defender Mike Conley on May 31, 2021). &ldquo;I would be able to just look at somebody and they would faint. I want it to be like that.&rdquo;</strong> (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

“I feel like if I was a dancer, I would have that touch like Michael Jackson had,” says Ja Morant (putting up a shot against Utah Jazz defender Mike Conley on May 31, 2021). “I would be able to just look at somebody and they would faint. I want it to be like that.” (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian file)

Local artists compared Ja Morant’s game to jazz soloists, ballet dancers and brush strokes within a mural. The Grizzlies point guard is building his masterpiece in his third season. 

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Drew Hill

Drew Hill covers the Memphis Grizzlies and is a top-10 APSE winner. He has worked throughout the South writing about college athletics before landing in Memphis.


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