Can you guess what Derrick Rose and Ja Morant’s new nickname is?
The Memphis Grizzlies made a move on June 22nd to bolster their defense and add leadership to their locker room by acquiring Marcus Smart, a nine-year veteran. I
n the ongoing 2023 NBA free agency period, the team further strengthened their lineup by signing Derrick Rose to a two-year contract.
This pairing brings together the 2011 MVP with a young superstar who has drawn comparisons to him in recent years.
With the addition of Smart and Rose, the Grizzlies are better equipped to provide structure and mentorship to Ja Morant, who will soon return to the court after serving a 25-game suspension.
Fans on Twitter have already coined a catchy nickname for Morant and Rose, referring to them as “Guns N’ Roses” in a playful reference to the popular 1980s hard rock band from Los Angeles.
— Johnny Persia (@johnny_persia) July 2, 2023
This nickname is gaining traction as several sports outlets have shared the news.
Sorry Splash brothers, you’ve been dethroned.