Grizzlies have won ten straight games, including a victory over the Golden State Warriors at the FedEx Forum on Tuesday night.
After scoring 29 points, eight assists, and five rebounds in the win, Ja Morant scored a and-1 layup to put the game on ice, putting the game on the line once more.
It was “disrespectful” of the youngster to be wearing a Warriors jersey in Memphis, according to Morant, who was asked after the game how he left the small man in the Steph Curry jersey waiting for a hi-five, but that he’d be happy to buy him one of his jersey the next time. Because of the notoriety, the Grizzlies opted to capitalize on a story that many teams would have been hesitant to embrace and created an excellent campaign around it.
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, the Grizzlies will host a jersey trade-in event at the arena in which children aged 12 and under can trade-in their jersey from another team for a Ja Morant or Jaren Jackson Jr. replica, as well as a pair of tickets to see Memphis host the Timberwolves later that night — with 250 jerseys up for grabs — with a parent present.
The Grizzlies did a fantastic job of promoting and marketing a special occasion from Morant’s words to the execution of the event, which will help sell some tickets and get more people in the arena for a midweek game against a team that isn’t a big draw.