Wizards’ Markieff Morris will call players out if they don’t shower or use deodorant
Washington Wizards starting small forward Markieff Morris isn’t afraid to call teammates out if they smell bad or don’t have proper hygiene.
Markieff Morris, an eight-year NBA veteran, once played with a rookie with the Phoenix Suns who told him he didn’t use deodorant. Morris wasn’t about to let that fly in his locker room, and the now 29-year-old told that rookie he was going to have to start taking care of his hygiene right away, via Chris Hughes of NBC Sports Washington:
“Not wanting to shower, that s*** happens a lot,” Markieff Morris said. “I had an incident when I was in Phoenix with a rookie who said, ‘I don’t use deodorant.’ I was like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, what the f*** do you mean you don’t use deodorant?’
“You’ve gotta respect other players. Hygiene is one of the most important things in our profession. It’s uncomfortable guarding somebody that stinks. That’s why I had to explain him like ‘Bro, you smell so it’s uncomfortable for us to be around you smelling like that.’ “
Kudos to Markieff Morris for helping that rookie out. No one wants to be around a player who smells bad. The thing is, some guys are too afraid to tell someone they don’t smell good because they don’t want to hurt their feelings.
Not Markieff Morris, who has never been one to mince words and is always going to tell it how it is, whether you like it or not.