Calkins: Ja Morant’s greatness gives the Lakers the boot

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 01, 2023 12:32 AM CT | Published: March 01, 2023 12:01 AM CT
Geoff Calkins
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Geoff Calkins

Geoff Calkins has been chronicling Memphis and Memphis sports for more than two decades. He is host of "The Geoff Calkins Show" from 9-11 a.m. M-F on 92.9 FM. Calkins has been named the best sports columnist in the country five times by the Associated Press sports editors, but still figures his best columns are about the people who make Memphis what it is.

The Lakers came to town Tuesday and greatness followed. No, not from LeBron James. He missed the game with a bum foot. But he had a splendid seat to watch Ja Morant score 28 points in the third quarter to lead the Grizzlies to victory.



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