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Sunday, April 22, 2018

NBA fines both Morris twins for separate incidents

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) stands next to his brother and Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Washington. The Wizards won 113-101. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris (5) stands next to his brother and Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in Washington. The Wizards won 113-101. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games.

Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing an official during a game against Toronto on Friday night. Morris shoved official Ken Mauer aside when Morris and Toronto's OG Anunoby had to be separated after a near-fight that drew other players less than three minutes into the Wizards' 122-103 victory.

Meanwhile, Marcus Morris was also docked $15,000 for criticizing officials after the Celtics' 116-92 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. He was called for a technical foul in the third and was critical of the officiating after the game.

In October, the brothers were acquitted by a Phoenix jury in an aggravated assault trial. They were on trial on charges that they helped three other people beat a man in January 2015 outside a high school basketball game. The twins played for the Phoenix Suns at the time.

Comments

Marius Rowlanski 5 months ago

I love watching these guys and now?

These guys might have to play against each other. Wow!

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Chris Shaw 5 months ago

Why is this information even mentioned? Who cares? If they were acquitted why bring it up?

“In October, the brothers were acquitted by a Phoenix jury in an aggravated assault trial. They were on trial on charges that they helped three other people beat a man in January 2015 outside a high school basketball game. The twins played for the Phoenix Suns at the time.”

Joe Black 5 months ago

It was added for sensationalism. Unfortunately, that is what is considered journalism these days.

Bryce Landon 5 months ago

Of all former Kansas players, why is it that these two are always making headlines for the wrong reasons?

Jesse Johnson 5 months ago

They're thugs, plain and simple. Great basketball players though. They dominated D1 their junior years. I feel like that was the last time KU had a really dominant team. We've had good teams since, but we just haven't been dominant since 2010-2011.

Dyrk Dugan 5 months ago

My thoughts exactly Chris. Completely irrelevant to the story. Just another “we’re holier than thou” smear, in a supposed news story about former KU players. Pathetic.

RJ King 5 months ago

Chris and Dyrk - It's an accurate statement. It rounds out the picture because it shows a pattern that trouble seems to follow them - whether they are at fault or not. It's a legitimate part of their reputation, and the paragraph simply gives the picture a bigger frame.

It's up to the reader to decide whether the trouble that finds them is a result of their behavior and actions, or whether the twins are being treated unfairly because of perception (or misperception).

Dyrk Dugan 5 months ago

RJ; that’s an absolute load of nonsensical crap. That reference was to a criminal accusation; they stood trial, and were cleared. To reference that particular story (which the LJW ran numerous lead ups to the actual trial), was smearing them for no reason. Why not reference every thing that happened at Kansas on the court? All of their fines and technical fouls in the NBA? The two stories are apples and oranges; just another mud sling throw. It’s worthles; it adds no value; just gasoline on the fire.

Jay Scott 5 months ago

Would it be irrelevant to mention OJ Simpson's murder charges in an article about him?

The Morris twins have a long history of being bad citizens. If that reality bothers you, don't read about it next time they do something bad.

Dee Shaw 5 months ago

Making KU proud fellas. Keep up the hard work and remember guys you are always the victim. It’s never your fault.

Titus Canby 5 months ago

The reference was not all that different from what you see in the media every day. Not saying it's either right or wrong. It wouldn't be admissible in court (from my Charlie Day in Horrible Bosses understanding of Law & Order), but it gives background to the conversation. You may also recall the air gun incident freshman year, which wasn't mentioned in the article. As a good friend of mine says, once accused of being a &^%$#@-er, always a &^%$#@-er."">/em>&^%$#@-er."

Joe Black 5 months ago

Twins don't waste your time criticizing NBA officials. They are basically just professional wrestling officials as far as integrity is concerned.

[''] 5 months ago

Lots of KU players in the NBA - none act a fool like these punks.

Jocelyn Kennedy 4 months, 4 weeks ago

How about mentioning them paying off WalMart layaway accounts at Christmas in their hometown?

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