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Adam Morrison
Adam Morrison
Position: None
Born: 07/19/84
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:205 lbs. / 93 kg.
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Morrison returned to the U.S. in April 2012. He attempted one last NBA comeback, playing with the Nets and Clippers in the summer league. He played well, too, averaging 20 points and five rebounds in his five games. Normally such production from a former lottery pick would lead to all sorts of offers. Not for Morrison, though. The Blazers were the only team to call. They extended him a training camp invite but cut him before the start of the regular season. “Once you get that ‘bust’ label, it’s hard to shake it,” Morrison says. “And rightfully so. Somebody spent a top-five pick on you, and you didn’t deliver.” Just six years after being drafted No. 3 overall, Adam Morrison’s NBA dream had come to an end.
“I’ve saved my money and done well where I can now pick and choose how I spend my time,” he says. Basketball-Reference.com estimates Morrison’s NBA earnings at just under $17 million. He also signed an endorsement deal with Adidas that ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported to be worth seven figures and another one, Morrison says, with Johnson & Johnson. His uncle, one of the founding members of the Wyoming State Bank, taught him how to live comfortably without splurging (for example, Washington has no income tax) and how to properly invest so he’d never have to work another day in his life. “I just try to make 6 to 8 percent a year,” Morrison says. “That’s all I need.” He then lets out a small laugh. “It’s a pretty good life.”
“It was just such an extra responsibility to have to always monitor that during games and practices,” says Matt Carroll, a friend of Morrison’s and former Charlotte Bobcats teammate. “Some days you could see he just didn’t have it.” “To be honest, it [diabetes] was harder to manage in the NBA than I thought it would be,” Morrison says. “And overseas”—where Morrison says it was often more difficult for him to procure his medication— “it got worse.”