Yes, Morant is just over a year from the Ohio Valley College basketball bus and doesn’t feel attached to the glamorous NBA lifestyle.
The former Murray State Guard said everything was cool with his life in the Orlando bubble, where the rest of his rookie season will take place. He also seemed to be shooting at those who complained about the convenience of the place.
Morant said to reporters, “My room is fine. Food is fine. I’m not a silver spoon type, so I know how to live in these conditions. People complain, but I’m fine.”
The day before Morant’s comments, Lakers guard Rondo Raon was angry at comparing an apparently comfortable, spacious room in Orlando to a Motel 6.
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Morant has the grizzlies due to his strong rookie game in the playoff picture. He is the overwhelming favorite who receives the “Rookie of the Year” award for his 17.6 points, 6.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.
He fearlessly spoke out against veterans who don’t usually get a setback from adolescents – before the close of trading he said goodbye to Andre Iguodala’s Dillon Brooks. So his latest statements are just a continuation of his development into another grainy Memphis treasure.
“I’m a ramen noodle guy,” said Morant, “so I’m used to it.”