Not much separates twins Markieff and Marcus Morris off the basketball court. Markieff, the older of the two, is an inch taller and around ten pounds heavier, but their biggest difference is probably their preference in football teams; Marcus is a Philadelphia Eagles fan, while Markieff roots for their rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. Otherwise, the Morrises are as identical as can be (even though they are surprisingly fraternal twins). When they were attending the University of Kansas, the twins always had the same haircut and facial hair, drove the same car, signed up for the same classes, and listened to the same music. They even have the exact same tattoos to this day, no easy feat when you have this much ink on your body.Read More
You’re probably unfamiliar with a name that has quietly emerged in NBA headlines recently: Scotty Hopson.
In the past week, Hopson was traded THREE times in TWO days.
Yes, you read that correctly. The 6’7” shooting guard found his fourth home in the NBA, all in just 48 hours. He was originally sent from Cleveland to Charlotte in exchange for Brendan Haywood and the draft rights to Dwight Powell. Shortly after, the Hornets shipped him to the New Orleans Pelicans for cash considerations (let the name change confusion begin). Finally, he was sent to the Rockets as part of one of the biggest deals of the offseason, a three team trade that landed Omer Asik and Trevor Ariza with their new franchises, New Orleans and Houston respectively.
I have so many questions! Why is this guy so popular?! What could teams possibly see in a player who has appeared in only two NBA games, posting a staggering 1 point, 1 assist, and 1 steal in 7 minutes of action? But really… Who is Scotty Hopson and how the hell did we end up talking about him?Read More