Things have been rough for a while in Phoenix. The team has underperformed, the coach has been fired, Markieff Morris has been angry and not playing up to his potential since his brother was traded by the Suns so it seems it came to a boil Wednesday in a game against the Warriors.
Forward Markieff Morris and guard Archie Goodwin got into a shoving match on the bench during a first-quarter timeout. It started with an intense discussion and escalated when Morris appeared to choke Goodwin.
“That’s nothing,” Morris said. “That’s part of being a leader, being a big brother. Sometimes, little brothers and big brothers get into it. That’s what happened. Wrong place, wrong time.
“That’s my little brother. I’ve been here with him for three years. I know him really well. I know his family. We’re really close. It happens sometimes … Big brothers shake little brothers up some times. It don’t look good but nothing I do is going to look good.” […]
“We have to control our emotions,” Watson said. “Other than that, those two are really close. The team is not split. Those two are the closest on the team. They have a bond, a unique relationship. As we’ve seen, unique relationships can lead to something else throughout the league.” […]
“I go to his house all the time,” Goodwin said. “He comes to my house. We’re great friends. He’s like a brother to me. It’s just one of those situations. Family fight but that doesn’t mean I don’t love him any more or any less.”
If this is how you treat a friend who see as a brother I hate to see how you treat a enemy.