What Shoes Does Ja Morant Wear?


Ja Morant whose full name is Temetrius Jamel “Ja” Morant has already racked up a number of basketball awards in his short playing career as a point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies Bears. The no.2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft has played in several shoes during his playing career including KD11’s, Kyrie 5 and 6’s, Nike Adapt BB 2.0, and various Kobe 6’s.

So what shoes is Ja Morant wearing this season?

Ja has most recently been playing in the Nike Kobe 6 Protros. Although he has mixed it up on several occasions with various other pairs throughout the season.

Recently Ja announced the release of his first signature basketball shoe with Nike, the Ja 1 which will be launching in the summer of 2023.

It’s fair to say that Ja, who is literally a human highlight reel is next up on the Nike signature shoe timeline, he signed a multi-year shoe deal with the sportswear giant for an undisclosed fee in 2019.

Let’s take a quick look at a brief history of some of the kicks he has worn, and some iconic moments in them.

Morant’s Sneakers In Year Three (Most Improved Player)

The Memphis Grizzlies guard has been on fire during the 2021-22 season, it’s fair to say it has been a breakout season for him. Morant scooped up the Most Improved Player award and was a legitimate MVP candidate averaging 27.6 PPG, 6.7 APG, and 5.7 RPG a game in the regular season.

Although he has mostly worn Kobe’s Ja has also stepped on the court with the following pairs of shoes: The Nike Kobe 6 Protro, Nike KD IV, Nike Kyrie Low 4, Nike Kyrie 1, Nike Kobe 5 Protro, Nike Kobe 8, Nike Kobe 9 Elite, Nike Air Zoom GT Run and the Air Jordan 1.

The most common shoe Ja wore this season was the Kobe 6 Protro’s. And he has had some memorable games in the ultra-comfortable high performing Protro 6’s including one of the single greatest dunks in the NBA playoffs against Minnesota Timberwolves. The Grizzlies were down 13 points before this dunk triggered the start of a dramatic comeback win to take a 3-2 series lead.

Here are some of Ja’s best plays from The 2020-21 Regular Season, he truly is an exciting player!

Ja’s Shoe Game in His Sophomore Season

In the 2020-2021 season, Morant averaged 19.1 points, 7.4 assists, and 4.0 rebounds per game in 63 games. Ja ranked #7 amongst guards in assists, and #29 in points which translated into a Grizzlies playoffs berth, for the first time since 2017.

Throughout that season Morant also wore some of his favored pairs, again sporting the Kyrie 4’s, KD IV and VI, The Adapt BB 1.0, Kobe 9’s 10’s and 11 Elites, Nike Kobe AD, The Nike Kobe Protro 1 4 5 and 6,  Nike Kobe 8, Nike Kobe 9 Low, Nike Kobe 9 EM and the Nike Kobe 10.

Ja Morant Sneakers During His Rookie Season

During Morant’s runaway Rookie of the Year winning season, he averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 assists and collected three Western Conference rookie of the month awards along the way. Ja also had two triple-doubles during the season, his first coming against the Washington Wizards wearing the Kyrie 5 shoes and the second against Giannis’s Milwaukee Bucks wearing another pair of Kyrie’s, the 2’s.

He primarily wore the following basketball shoes during the regular season. A selection of Kyrie’s including the 6’s, 5’s, 4’s, the Kyrie Low 2’s, Kobe 4’s and 5’s Protro, KD IV, KD 12’s and 13’s, Nike PG 2’s and 4’s, Nike Zoom Freak 1, Nike Adapt BB 1.0 and the BB 2.0, and Air Jordan 1’s. That’s a lot of sneaker heat!

Ja Morant Shoes The Murray State University Years

Morant’s draft report card stated that he was a “Dynamic athlete and playmaker, adept at creating offense for himself as well as teammates” and they were right. In his Murray state days, Ja made an immediate impact in his freshman year, averaging 12.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 6.3 assists. He dominated the Ohio Valley Conference in his second year, improving his stat line to 24.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 10.0 assists per game. Ja also registered a triple-double in the NCAA tournament versus Marquette.

Ja’s basketball shoes of choice during his two years playing for the Murray State Racers were the Nike Hyperdunk 2017, Kyrie Irving’s Kyrie 4’s, and Kevin Durant’s KD 11’s

Final Thoughts

Ja Morant may not have his own signature sneaker just yet, but it sure seems like the world is clamoring for one. Ja looks like he’s going to be the next big superstar, and we’re excited to see what shoes he rocks in future games. We’re definitely hoping he gets his own signature line from Nike!

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FAQs about Ja Morant

What shoes does Ja Morant wear in 2021?

He has mostly been seen wearing custom Kobe 6’s like the Nike Kobe 6 protros.

Does Ja Morant have his own signature shoe?

Yes, Ja announced the release of his first signature shoe with Nike on Christmas day 2022. The Ja 1’s haven’t been released yet.

What is Ja Morant’s shoe deal worth?

The Grizzlies point guard signed a multi-year deal with Nike before the 2019 draft for an undisclosed fee. In comparison, Zion Williamson the no.1 pick in Morant’s 2019 draft class, signed a five-year $75 million deal with Jordan Brand one of the highest guaranteed contracts the brand has handed out.

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