Video: Markieff Morris gets ejected after getting into heated altercation with DeMarcus Cousins

Brad Sullivan
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris was ejected from Sunday night’s road game against the Houston Rockets after he and the Rockets’ DeMarcus Cousins engaged in a brief scuffle.

The incident took place with around 2:15 left in the opening quarter after Morris’ shove of Rockets player resulted in retaliation by Cousins, with Cousins also being assessed a technical foul.

Morris subsequently went after Cousins, who attempted to walk away from the scuffle. The two players were separated by players from both teams as well as officials.

Last year, Morris and Cousins were teammates with the Lakers, however Cousins missed the 2019-20 season due to injury. Morris was acquired by the Lakers shortly before the NBA shut down action because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.