Shortly after winning the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award on Monday

Grizzlies star Ja Morant made the executive decision to gift his trophy to one of his teammates.

The former No. 2 overall pick, in an ultimate gesture of respect, revealed on Instagram

that he left his award in the possession of breakout second-year guard Desmond Bane.

The sharpshooter was Memphis’ third-leading scorer during the regular season

and currently leads the team in scoring in the playoffs

Bane’s impact has carried over into the Grizzlies’ first-round series against the Timberwolves.

While Morant giving Bane his flowers is certainly an admirable act

the dynamic point guard will still retain the distinction of being the 13th player to earn an All-Star nod

and win MIP in the same year. Morant beat out Spurs guard Dejounte Murray

and Cavaliers guard Darius Garland to take home the award—even if it ends up residing in Bane’s trophy case.