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Calkins: Why Ja Morant matters to Memphis even more than you think

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 12, 2022 3:55 PM CT
<strong>Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant during action against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 26, 2022.</strong> (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian file)

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant during action against the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 26, 2022. (Mark Weber/The Daily Memphian file)

Geoff Calkins
Daily Memphian

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.

Morant’s extension means he’ll be here when the Grizzlies and the city and county negotiate the guts of a new FedExForum lease. All of which makes him the most important Grizzly at the most important moment in the city’s NBA history. Just another reason to thank Ja.


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