Markieff Morris still unhappy with Bleacher Report after they snubbed him from the top 30 PF list
Although Bleacher Report released their top 30 rankings for power forwards during the halfway point of the season, Markieff Morris is still unhappy with them after they snubbed him from the list.
The Washington Wizards forward made it known, via Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic, that he felt disrespected, as he has produced decent numbers throughout his six-year career in the NBA. He also had choice words for the people responsible for coming up with the list, and went as far as saying “they do not know anything about basketball.”
“Whoever wrote that is an a–hole,” he said. “[They] don’t know anything about basketball. You’ve never watched any basketball in your life if you don’t rank me in the top 30… I’ve been in the league for [six] years. All [six] years I have produced. To not be in the top 30 is disrespectful.”
Even after injuring his ankle in Game 3 of their second round playoff matchup against the Boston Celtics, Morris has shown a lot of toughness by playing through it and continuing to play at a high level. In 10 postseason games, the 27-year-old Kansas product has averaged 11.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. More importantly, his team has a big chance of making it to the conference finals for the first time since the 1978-1979 season.
The D.C. faithful are hoping the “snub” will serve as extra motivation for Morris to play even better. Should he do so, not only will he silence his doubters, but he can also establish himself as one of the better power forwards of the NBA today.