La estrella de los Grizzlies, Ja Morant, tuitea "rompió el código" en un intento aparente contra los Warriors, antes de borrar

Morant se vio obligado a abandonar el Juego del sábado 3 pérdida con una lesión en la rodilla, aparentemente sufrió después de que el guardia de los Warriors, Jordan Poole, agarrara la rodilla mientras buscaba un balón suelto.

It’s hard to know if the play was an accident … or done with the intent to slow down Morant as he tried to split a double team near half-court.

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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts to an official's call during the second half of Game 3 of the team's NBA basketball Western Conference playoff semifinal against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, sábado, Mayo 7, 2022.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts to an official’s call during the second half of Game 3 of the team’s NBA basketball Western Conference playoff semifinal against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, sábado, Mayo 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

De todas formas, back to the tweet by Morant.

It readbroke the code,” seemingly in reference to Warriors coach Steve Kerr saying Dillon Brooksbroke the codewhen he picked up flagrant 2 for a hard foul on Gary Payton II in Game 2.

Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins addressed the play after the game, stopping short of saying it was intentional.

We just watched the replay,” Jenkins told reporters. “He was going after a dribble and Jordan Poole actually grabbed his knee and yanked it, which kind of triggered whatever happened, so I’m actually going to be very curious what happens after that.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) is defended by Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, Mayo 3, 2022, en Memphis, Tenn.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) is defended by Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) during the first half of Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, Mayo 3, 2022, en Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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…I don’t know what goes through you guys’ head. No, I didn’t say that it went on purpose. I said the play happened. There was a grab. I’m just curious what happened.

Poole, for his part, said it was abasketball playand that the foul was not intentional.

“quiero decir, obviamente, you don’t want to see anybody get hurt. I’m not even that type of player. I respect everybody,” él dijo. “Hopefully he gets better and, sabes, we can see him out there next game. I don’t even play like that for real. That’s not my type [de] game.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, abril 19, 2022, en Memphis, Tenn.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) reacts during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, abril 19, 2022, en Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

The Warriors lead the series, 2-1, with Game 4 set for Monday night in San Francisco. Morant’s status for the game is up in the air. He exited the arena with a noticeable limp after Game 3, opting not to speak to the media.

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