Watch Markieff Morris’ First Points as a Los Angeles Laker

Robert Marvi
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The newest addition to the Los Angeles Lakers, Markieff Morris, scored his first points in the purple and gold tonight in emphatic fashion.

With 1:47 remaining in the first quarter, he slipped underneath the defense and rolled to the hoop for an uncontested slam dunk.

Morris was waived by the Detroit Pistons last week and quickly agreed to sign with the Lakers once he cleared waivers. He officially became a member of the team on Sunday.

Morris stands at 6-foot-8 and weighs 245 pounds. His size should allow him to slow down tall superstar wings such as Kawhi Leonard, Ben Simmons. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jayson Tatum.

Morris is also a dependable 3-point shooter. In 44 games with the Pistons this season, he made 39.7 percent of his 3-balls on 4.3 attempts per game.

The Philadelphia, Pa. native has career averages of 11.6 points and 5.4 rebounds a game in 25.7 minutes.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.