This smooth, speedy playmaking point guard has randomly caught the eye of many insiders and fans thanks to his eye-popping athleticism. A dynamic playmaker with a highly competitive spirit and lightning quickness, Ja Morant became the hottest prospect after his second-round appearance in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Becoming the first and only player to lead the nation in points and assists per game, Morant took a page out of Pusha T’s book and showed the world that he knows how to put “numbers on the boards.”
Recently known for his lyrical quarrel with Drake, Pusha T is considered a top 10 underrated emcee in the game for his witty wordplay and cadence. The Virginia native brings a smooth, laid-back flow to his rapping style, which is often compared to greats such as Bad Boy’s OG, Ma$e. It’s a reason why Kanye West made him president of his empire, G.O.O.D. Music. His ability to bring authenticity through his raps and through his image secured him some great deals with Adidas.
Like Morant, Pusha T knows how to become the floor general, a jack-of-all-trades who can out-rap anyone on a given beat at any given chance. From bangers such as “M.F.T.R.,” “Drug Dealers Anonymous” and “I Don’t Like (Remix),” Pusha was able to successfully show the world his versatility, which made him a top-tier emcee for many years.
Ja and Pusha both got a great push after teaming with great talents who helped them get to the position they’re at today. Morant and Williamson dominated the AAU circuit when they hooped for the South Carolina Hornets. Pusha and his brother, Malice, formed one of the greatest rap groups of all time known as the Clipse. With classics such as “Grindin” changing the sound of rap, the rap world paid attention to each brother’s lyrical craftsmanship and flow techniques.
But as both of these great talents later split with their counterparts and went to a different direction of stardom, both know that when the spotlight is on, it’s time to perform.
That’s what makes Ja Morant the Pusha T of this amazing draft class of hoopers.