Marcus Morris says LeBron James broke the Raptors
Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris isn’t one to hold his punches. Going up against the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James, Morris recognizes the path of destruction that the Cavs superstar left behind on his way to a second-straight playoff series against the Beantown team.
Marcus Morris is asked if LeBron James can break teams. “I think he probably broke Toronto, if that’s what you’re referring to.”
— Tom Westerholm (@Tom_NBA) May 12, 2018
James was incredible in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the top-seeded Raptors. Toronto entered the series with utmost confidence, having a Top Five offense and defense, a deep bench, and a remastered offense.
However, all that did not matter to the future Hall of Famer. What he held against the Raptors don’t appear in the box score; it’s the supreme belief that he owns this team. For three-straight years, James has led the Cavs to eliminate the Raptors — last two of which turned out to be series sweeps.
Toronto’s makeup is built to compete for a few more years. Head coach Dwane Casey has received plenty of credit for the body of work he’s done this season. However, a 4-0 sweep at the hands of James led to his dismissal from Toronto.
Morris is expected to cover James throughout the Cavs-Celtics series. He’s not lacking in confidence and he even believes that he’s the best defender against the four-time MVP outside of the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard.
While his statement is highly debatable, Morris is no slouch. He will mix it up with James. He’ll be physical. He’ll talk smack. Limits will be tested.