Steph Curry, Ja Morant play with similar 'freedom and joy,' Steve Kerr believes

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Kerr: Morant's 'freedom and joy' on court similar to Steph's originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

There aren't many players in the NBA more exciting to watch than Steph Curry and Ja Morant.

After an MVP-caliber 2021-22 season in which he took home the Most Improved Player award, the Grizzlies superstar has yet to cool down in the playoffs.

Scoring a career-high 47 points in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Curry and the Warriors at FedExForum on Tuesday, Morant further cemented his title as one of the most exciting players in the game of basketball.

On Friday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr met with the media after practice and was asked about the joy that Morant plays with on the court and how it's similar to that of Curry.

"I love watching Ja play, more than I love coaching against him," Kerr told reporters. "He's a brilliant player but he plays with freedom and joy and you can see how much he loves the game. He's fantastic, I think it's infectious with his teammates, with the crowd. Very similar dynamic to Steph. They're obviously very different players but that joy and freedom you see with Steph is there with Ja as well."

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Both Games 1 and 2 between the Warriors and Grizzlies have been nothing short of box office entertainment. Between the scoring, defense, ejections, chirping and overall dramatics, the two teams have put on quite the show.

Of course, when headlined by two of the game's most exciting players, how could it not be must-see T.V.?

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