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Ja Morant Has Blunt Response To NBA Dunk Contest

Ja Morant looks on during a game for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was an All-Rookie team member when the NBA announced All-NBA teams for 2020.

MEMPHIS, TN - JANUARY 26: Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies looks on during a game against the Phoenix Suns at FedExForum on January 26, 2020 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies defeated the Suns 114-109.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The 2019 NBA Draft class has been as good as advertised since the rookies took to the court this season. Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett and others have all thrived as first-year players, and the future looks bright for them.

So it should come as no surprise that many fans are eager to see what the young stars can do in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Zion and Barrett thrived on making big dunks in college, and will certainly be considered for the event in the near future.

But Ja Morant isn't quite as enthusiastic about trying his hand at the Dunk Contest in the near future.

When Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic expressed her wish to see Morant and Zion in next year's contest, the Grizzlies star responded on Twitter with a blunt, "nah."

It's unfortunate that Morant was so quick to dismiss the idea. We've seen this year alone that he has the potential to pull off some incredible moves.

Back in December he nearly jumped over Cavaliers center Kevin Love on a barely-missed dunk attempt.

YouTube is littered with ranked dunk lists from the rookie sensation out of Murray State.

But if Morant doesn't want to participate, that's his decision. Fortunately for the rest of us, Morant is only 20 years old - and has plenty of time to reconsider his decision.

Would you like to see Ja Morant in the Slam Dunk Contest? Could he win?