Anyone following the game of Basketball must have heard of the Morris twins.
There is Markieff who plays for the Washington Wizards and there is Marcus who plays for the Detroit Pistons.
When the Wizards took on Boston Celtics in Game two of the NBA playoffs, some wondered if Markieff Morris would be fit enough to play in the game after suffering an ugly ankle injury in Game One.
However seeing the Washington forward moving around so well got many pundits wondering if we weren’t actually watching Markieff Morris in Game Two but rather his identical twin brother Marcus.
Here is the weird thing about all this, the twins are damn too identical; they have the same tattoos, carry the same haircut, same beard style and same body structure….now the question is ‘how sure are we that it was Markieff that played and not his twin Marcus bearing in mind the resemblances?’
The questions aren’t too surprising when you see how similar their games are even in numbers. Both are bruising power forwards who like to step out and shoot for the three pointer.
Markieff averaged 14.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and shot 36 per cent from deep for the Wizards this season while Marcus also averaged 14.0 points with 4.6 rebounds while hitting 33 per cent from beyond the arc.
Marcus came on social media to address the confusion on Twitter stating:
“I wouldn’t play for another team unless I’m on that team. Smooth playing on a sprained ankle. I didn’t expect anything less. The stories are funny though.”
Markieff played for only 27 minutes and finished with 16 points and six rebounds but couldn’t prevent the Wizards from falling to the Celtics who won in overtime, 129-119 to take a 2-0 series lead.
Written by Chineze Ogugua