Wizards news: Markieff Morris says twin brother Marcus’ presence on Celtics doesn’t affect rivalry with Wizards
After the NBA announced this year’s Christmas Day games, the fan anticipation got a few notches higher, especially with rival teams once again facing each other.
A Christmas matchup that is highly-anticipated is the one between the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics, which is also a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Semifinals that went seven games.
It is no secret that players from both squads have not been fond of one another, and they’ve had very intense meetings. Now it has a new twist, as Marcus Morris is already part of the Celtics and will be opposite his twin brother, Markieff, on December 25th.
The Wizards forward spoke about the marquee matchup, and how effect his brother’s addition affects the rivalry, via Ben Standig of FanRag.
“I think it will be a liiiittle bit softer than it was, just a little bit,” Morris joked. “I think we’ll still have that rivalry because we don’t like those guys and they don’t like us. I don’t that should change with my brother on the team.”
Marcus Morris was part of the deal that sent Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons, as the Celtics made a few moves to make room for the signing of Gordon Hayward. Now with a new team, he will quickly have to show that he can thrive under the system of Brad Stevens, and contribute to their cause, especially with them having plans of contending for a title next season.
The Morris twins may have a very strong bond, but if the previous meetings of both teams are a sign of what’s in store for them once they play against each other on Christmas day, it can be expected that they will give it their all, not just for bragging rights, but also — most importantly — to give their teams a win.