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Marcus Morris
Marcus Morris
Position: F
Born: 09/02/89
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $4,625,000
The Detroit Pistons joined other NBA teams last week when they locked arms on the court at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to protest incidents of police violence and racial injustice. And it’s likely the gesture will continue Monday night when the Pistons host the San Antonio Spurs in their preseason home opener at The Palace of Auburn Hills (7:30 p.m., “It definitely showed unity to the league,” Pistons forward Marcus Morris said. “I think it’s more a league-wide thing. Most of the team wanted to do it, so we got involved. “Personally, I don’t think that’s enough, but you’ve got to start somewhere.”
With a large percentage of NBA players being African-American, it’s safe to assume some will consider bringing the protests to arenas starting next month. Morris and Jackson said they support Kaepernick. “With the whole Black Lives Matter stuff, it’s a major thing for me,” Morris told the Free Press. “Colin’s going to do what he’s going to do and I can agree or disagree, but for me, personally, I live in this world. I live in the U.S. I can’t take a knee on that. Things are not going right. I don’t think taking a knee is going to make it better because it’s something that’s just happening. It just brings attention. “I stand up for Colin doing that. It took a lot of balls to do that. He obviously truly believes in what he’s doing. Right or wrong, he’s standing for what he believes in and I agree with that.”
Q: Given what happened n Phoenix with the Morris brothers, Markieff and Marcus, are you tough enough? Jeff Hornacek: The outside to me as a coach, is probably like I played — I’m between those lines. It doesn’t matter what’s out in the crowd, what people think or are saying. We’re trying to do the best on that court. The Morris brothers were both passionate competitors. … We’d get in little arguments. … The towel incident, there’s a lot of frustrations from [Markieff] not being traded. Once they traded his brother, [Markieff] wanted to be traded. I got along great with those guys. In fact, when Markieff went to Washington and they had an opening, he went out in the paper hoping I would get that job. I think that’s what the players like: You’re the coach, but you also can relate to them being players ’cause I was a player.