Clippers star Kawhi Leonard fires funny warning to Marcus Morris in faceoff with twin Markieff Morris
Per Farbod Esnaashari of Sports Illustrated, Leonard toyed around with his teammate Marcus ahead of their duel with the Lakers., warning that he’d look at him if his twin brother scored on him. The entire Clippers squad joined in the fun, unsurprisingly.
Kawhi Leonard joked that he told Marcus Morris he'd look at him anytime his brother Markieff scored on him. All the Clippers looked and laughed at Marcus Morris when Markieff hit the AND1 on him.
— Farbod Esnaashari (@Farbod_E) April 5, 2021
NBA fans rarely hear about the fun side of Kawhi Leonard. The two-time NBA champion himself says that he’s actually a fun guy, but fans never get to see even a glimpse of it. With that said, the Morris joke is actually proof that the Clippers star is not a robot but a human who has some humor up his sleeve.
But props should also be given to Marcus Morris for actually having a productive night against his brother. In the Clippers’ dominant 104-86 victory against the short-handed Lakers, Marcus had a game-high 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from deep. Markieff Morris, meanwhile just had nine points. Marcus may have been the laughing stock of his very own team, but he did get the job done.
It’s unfortunate the Lakers weren’t armed with LeBron James and Anthony Davis during the Battle for Los Angeles. The rivalry has always been one of the most anticipated games since both teams bolstered their respective squads.
However, the Lakers and Clippers will meet up for one last time in May. Hopefully, both will have a healthy set of players by then. Apart from seeing the two teams’ respective stars go at it, the battle between the Morris twins should be something to look out for.