Ja Morant: Allen Iverson with a 3
Also: James Harden and Damian Lillard starting slow
BY DAVID THORPE
Superman has kryptonite. Ironman has an ego problem. Captain America hates taking orders, and The Hulk, well, he’s an incredibly angry green monster. Even the finest NBA prospects arrive in the league with issues, too.
There’s always something between here and superstardom. Luka Doncic arrived in the NBA incredibly skilled but slow. Trae Young could make shots from a mile away but couldn’t guard anyone. Ja Morant sped by every defender he faced in college--but couldn’t shoot. Last season he shot 30 percent from 3. If you’re not especially tall, this makes life in the NBA very difficult.
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