The Washington Wizards picked up an important victory on Tuesday night and Markieff Morris was in the middle of it all. Washington outlasted the Golden State Warriors with a four-point win and, even with Kevin Durant out of the lineup for much of the evening, knocking off the best team in the league is never a bad thing.
In the final moments of the game, Morris stepped to the free throw line and effectively sealed the result with two makes at the three-second mark to up the margin to four. Following the game, he shed a bit of light on his “inspiration” for that clutch shooting and, well, it wasn’t necessarily suitable for work.
This isn’t the type of thing you hear in an NBA locker room, at least on the record, after a big-time victory but Morris certainly isn’t shy about expressing himself publicly. All told, the talented forward scored 22 points (on 8 of 17 shooting), grabbed six rebounds and blocked four shots in the game but his post-game remarks will certainly become a bigger story than his actual performance on the floor. In the end, his comments are relatively harmless and undoubtedly hilarious, but Markieff Morris made news and his wife probably won’t be thrilled with the reference.