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Random fan trying to dap up Ja Morant goes viral, gets hilarious parody

Joshua Rogers January 13, 2022
Random fan trying to dap up Ja Morant goes viral, gets hilarious parody
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After the Grizzlies versus Warriors game recently, a random fan tried to dap up Ja Morant with pretty dire results. The interaction was turned into a parody, which Ja and NBA Twitter have been loving.

Ja Morant is arguably the most entertaining player in the NBA right now. The point guard has led the Memphis Grizzlies to theNo.3 seed in the Western Conference and is growing as a star.

The former Rookie of the Year is well on his way to a first All-Star appearance, and may end up on an All-NBA Team by the end of the season. Ja is undoubtedly gaining supporters by the day, although a recent fan’s attempt to dap him up failed miserably. The attempt was parodied online – and it was pretty hilarious.

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Fan’s attempt to dap up Ja Morant goes viral, gets parodied

After the Grizzlies’ win against the Golden State Warriors, Ja stuck around on court to mingle with fans. However, one particular interaction went viral after a fan tried to dap Ja up.

The fan seemed overly familiar with Ja and the proceeding handshake was a little tough to watch. Afterwards, content creators @famouslos32 and @maxisnicee shared a parody version of the incident.

Ja and Twitter respond to the video

Ja was tagged in the post and responded by retweeting the video with crying laughter and face-palm emojis.

People replied to the viral clip and seemed to enjoy the parody version.

Grizzlies announce jersey swap after incident with Warriors fan

Ja recently got into a stare down with a young Warriors fan after making a big lay-up vs the Warriors. Morant later joked the kid “was disrespectful with that jersey on”, but wanted to track him down to give him a jersey.

In light of that, the Grizzlies announced a promotion in which kids 12 and under can exchange any opposing player NBA jersey for a new Grizzlies Ja Morant or Jaren Jackson Jr replica.

They posted the promotion on Twitter, which Ja replied to with a handshake emoji.

Perhaps Ja is ready to call a truce?

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.