A 35-year-old Drury Hotels salesman was sitting in a friend's chair in Memphis on Saturday when he realized he was an inspiration he couldn't get behind. Most important performance of the rookie season Ja Morant.
Daniel Greer is watching Morant on his mobile screen, when Morant is finished a post-match interview with Rob Fischer, a Fox Sports sub correspondent, when Morant called a stranger he had never met before.
I thanked the guy for tweeting and saying that I don't have that fire in my eyes anymore. That game is right there for him. That is what I do. I proved that everyone was wrong every night and that was for him.
This guy is Gray. He was stunned. At first, he didn't know if he should tell his roommate, who changed the channel on television to the overtime victory of the Memphis Tigerers in Tulane.
Do I dream of this? Is this true? Greer described his reaction in a telephone interview on Saturday night. There is no way this could happen.
And it unexpectedly made Greer a part of Grizzlies' charming, busy, season-saving 105-88 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers at 24 points by Dillon Brooks, 22 points by Jonas Valanciunas, 22 points by John Konchar. The immeasurable cube of Dwight Howard and the first Ja-ggle night at FedExForum.
Why tweet promotes Morant
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