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What is the Jamal Murray meme? Injured star becomes new meme during Nuggets Game 1 loss to Portland

Joshua Rogers May 23, 2021
What is the Jamal Murray meme? Injured star becomes new meme during Nuggets Game 1 loss to Portland
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What is the Jamal Murray meme? The injured point guard became a new meme during the Denver Nuggets Game 1 loss to Portland Trailblazers. Murray was seen courtside during the game and NBA fans think he is a new meme. Here’s what happened to Jamal Murray and what the new meme is.

What happened to Jamal Murray?

On 12 April, Jamal Murray was injured in the final minute of a loss to the Golden State Warriors.

While driving for a layup, Murray landed awkwardly on his left foot and fell to the court. He refused a wheelchair when the injury occurred, and instead limped off the court with assistance.

According to Nuggets reporter Harrison Wind, Nuggets coach Mike Malone said Murray’s injury was a “clean tear” and that the doctor was “impressed with state of Jamal’s knee” after the swelling had gone down.

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When will Murray return from injury?

Murray underwent surgery on his left knee shortly after the incident.

Murray will be out indefinitely and will therefore miss the rest of the NBA playoffs.

He’s expected to return from injury next season.

Jamal Murray becomes new meme after Nuggets loss

Jamal Murray was seen cheering his teammates on during Game 1 of the their first-round series.

His presence was certainly missed on the floor as the Blazers took Game 1, 123-109.

Twitter fans were more interested in Murray, though, whose facial expression and courtside antics were providing perfect meme material.

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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.