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
As a Clipper fan, I had a feeling we were going to get stomped on in Oracle Arena. It’s still early in the season, but the Clippers have been suspect throughout the preseason and through the beginning of the regular season. Sure we miss Collison, sure we're still missing an athletic 3 (despite Reggie Bullock looking good), sure this is our 5th game in 7 days, sure the Warriors played terrific. And if you think it had something to do with our former assistant coach Alvin Gentry joining the Warriors coaching staff, I’ll even give you that. But the real question is, what’s going on in Smog City?
Not to take anything away from the Warriors (no flex). They're good, and they know it... It shows in their confidence and intensity. But I'm not here to marvel at how good the Warriors looked. I'll leave that up to the Bay Area. I want to focus on two things I took away from the Clippers-Warriors game.Read More
NBA free agency is winding down. Yet, a couple high-profile names still don’t know where they will be playing next year: restricted free agents Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe. The former is in the middle of a contract negotiation meltdown with the Suns, pushing his relationship with the team to “the verge of [being] irreparable." The latter is disgruntled with the current roster makeup of his Detroit Pistons. More specifically, Monroe has a problem with a certain player:
I understand that Smith and Monroe share the same natural position (power forward) and do not complement each other’s games, but Monroe is at the point where he is on the verge of signing a one-year qualifying offer from the Pistons instead of agreeing to a lucrative long-term deal. The implied message is that Monroe will flee the Motor City next summer if Smith is still there.Read More