Memphis Zoo names baby giraffe after Morant
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Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant now has an animal named in his honor.

The Memphis Zoo announced Thursday that it named its newest baby giraffe Ja Raffe as a nod to the 2019-20 NBA Rookie of the Year. The calf was born Nov. 10 to parents Niklas and Angela Kate.

Morant, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, averaged 17.8 points, 7.3 assists, and 3.9 rebounds in his first season with the Grizzlies.

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