Ja Morant claims to have faced his seventh drug test of the season days after the insane dunk against Pacers

Grizzlies star guard Ja Morant claims he underwent his SEVENTH drug test of the season days after the stunning ‘dunk of the century’ against the Indiana Pacers

  • Morant recorded 23 points in another outstanding performance on Saturday
  • The Grizzlies’ point guard came up with a crazy one-handed dunk on Jalen Smith
  • He paid tribute to his relatively new line of shoes – the JA1s – on Twitter after the game
  • Memphis is on a nine-game winning streak, currently the longest in the NBA
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Ja Morant has claimed he was subjected to a seventh drug test this season just days after producing a sensational dunk.

“Had been drug tested about 6 times this season,” the Memphis Grizzlies point guard tweeted Monday. ‘walked around the arena and found out I got another one today.’

The 23-year-old’s one-handed dunk over Indiana Pacers’ Jalen Smith came in the third quarter of Saturday night’s game and wowed the home crowd and teammates at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Ja Morant was tested again on drugs Saturday after an incredible dunk against the Pacers

Ja Morant was tested again on drugs Saturday after an incredible dunk against the Pacers

Morant, 23, produced a sensational one-handed slam against Pacers center Jalen Smith

Morant, 23, produced a sensational one-handed slam against Pacers center Jalen Smith

The NBA even praised the highlight, openly hinting that it will be a “Drunk Man of the Year” nominee on Twitter once the 2022-23 regular season ends in the spring.

After the game, basketball fans also interacted with the six-foot-three guard on social media, ironically claiming that the league would likely drug test him after his sensational dunk.

“IT’S THE JA1s. IT’S THE BOOTS,” Morant later tweeted as an explanation for his incredible athleticism on Saturday.

However, his sensational performance may also have raised eyebrows for the wrong reason, as he claimed to have been drug tested just days after the advert.

After Saturday's game, Morant credited his line of shoes, the JA1s, for his amazing offensive move

After Saturday’s game, Morant credited his line of shoes, the JA1s, for his amazing offensive move

ESPN even went so far as to call the 23-year-old's dunk the best jam of the 21st century

ESPN even went so far as to call the 23-year-old’s dunk the best jam of the 21st century

Memphis is currently on a nine-game winning streak and tied first in the West with Denver

Memphis is currently on a nine-game winning streak and tied first in the west with Denver

He currently averages 27.5 points and 7.9 assists per game. Against Indiana, Morant finished the game with 23 points and 10 assists in a 130-112 away win.

Then against the Phoenix Suns, who reached the NBA Finals in the 2020-21 season, Morant scored 29 points in 27 minutes and also recorded seven assists.

As of today, Memphis now has a 29-13 record, tied with Denver at the top of the Western Conference as the team continues to gain momentum ahead of the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 19.

Next, the Grizzlies face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday before taking on Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers two days later.

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