Marcus Morris reacts to Markieff Morris joining Lakers
LOS ANGELES – LA Clippers forward Marcus Morris is still getting acclimated to his new city and team, but a familiar face will be joining him soon. According to multiple reports, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a deal with Markieff Morris, brother of Marcus.
Markieff Morris agreed to a buyout from the Detroit Pistons early Friday morning and was expected to meet with teams like the Lakers, Houston Rockets, and Toronto Raptors. The decision, however, ultimately came down not long after the Clippers finished their second post-All-Star break practice.
Marcus, who has played in only three games for the Clippers so far, says he’s look forward to having Markieff in town with him.
“That’s my brother man,” Morris smiled. “Man, if he goes to LA, then shit, I’m gonna be in Staples Center all the time. I think maybe to y’all it might be weird that I’m going to all his games, but that’s what’ll probably happen. And we’ll probably get a house together.”
The Morris twins have always been close, and previously played together with the Phoenix Suns.
Living in the same city and watching each other is one thing. Living in same house? The competition alone would be insane. If the Lakers and Clippers get into a playoff matchup, would the other have a hard time not telling any secrets?
Marcus was presented that question after practice and had to pause and find the right way to answer.
“If one of us wins, we both win,” responded Morris. “That’s how we look at it. Obviously, I’m a Clipper, I’d love to win, we’re definitely gonna be competitors, but we’re both gonna work hard. It’ll probably be the first time where two players from two different teams are actually working out together. That’s gonna be cool.”
Marcus Morris on his brother, Markieff, potentially joining the Lakers – “That’s my brother man. Shit, if he go to the Lakers, I’m gonna be in Staples Center all the time. That’s what’ll probably happen. And we’d probably get a house together.”#Clippers pic.twitter.com/yH1qPYyEPH
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All signs are pointing towards a second round or a Conference Finals matchup between the two. The Lakers sit firmly atop the Western Conference with a 41-12 record. The Clippers are the third seed in the West with a 37-18 record, a half-game ahead of the Utah Jazz for fourth and a game behind the Nuggets for second.
“It’d be cool,” Marcus laughed on the topic of Markieff. “It would be cool. It’d be a storyline right? All media is good media.”
The Clippers are back in action on Saturday afternoon against the Sacramento Kings at 12:30 PM PST. The Lakers and Clippers’ next matchup comes on Sunday, March 8th, which is a Clippers home game. That will be the first time Marcus and Markieff will go head-to-head with their new, championship contending teams.