Adam Morrision Lights Up Summer League...For One Game
On this his 28th birthday, Adam Morrison is showing more signs of life than he has in the last six years.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Apparently, Adam Morrision's moustache has a little life left in it.
Morrison caused some waves today in an NBA Summer League game by scoring 23 points and making all three of his attempted three-point shots in his first game with the Clippers summer squad. Prior to that, Morrision was playing for the Brooklyn Nets summer league team, averaging 5.2 ppg in in 19.2 mpg over five games.
Has there ever been a player less deserving of an NBA title? Perhaps Darko Milicic? Morrison has two of them from his time with the Lakers.
Why do we generally like to hate him so much? I know for me it was the stupid moustache, the way ESPN relentlessly rode his jock the last two years of his college career and perhaps even the endless Larry Bird comparisions solely because he was white.
Morrision's career has been a strange one. After being the third overall draft choice by Michael Jordan's Bobcats, he had a solid season averaging 11.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.1 apg. But what a lot of people forget is that he blew out his knee the following preseason and was never the same. He missed what would have been his entire second NBA season recovering from the injury, got traded to the Lakers and appeared in 39 games over two years, en route to the two rings.
So where does he go from here?
“I just need somebody to take a chance and give me an opportunity,” said Morrision in an interview this week prior to today's explosion. “I’m a good teammate. I work hard, so hopefully somebody will give me an opportunity to show that. It’s tough when people say I was just terrible and I was just no good. A lot of people leave out that I missed a whole season and then got traded to the Lakers. So, that part is tough. But for me, I know what happened, so that’s just how it is.”
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