Kevin Durant believes Ja Morant's stellar rise will make him the ideal representative for the NBA in the near future.

Despite his Brooklyn Nets falling 134-124 to Morant's Memphis Grizzlies on Monday, Durant showered the high-flying guard with considerable praise postgame.

"He's the most marketable guy in our league - the face of our league going forward," the Nets star said, according to ESPN's Nick Friedell. "There are so many kids that are inspired by what he does."