Morris Slams Celtics Teammates After Embarrassing Loss, Irving Hurt
A look at the Boston Celtics record doesn’t tell the whole story.
In fact, it does the team more justice than they deserve.
As the Celtics continues to battle through the season, the level of dysfunction continues to grow. On Saturday night, things seemed to have gone from bad to worse after blowing a 28 point lead at the hands of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Celtics were booed off their home floor after falling by a score of 123-111, marking the Clippers’ biggest comeback in team history.
Marcus Morris slammed his teammates after the brutal performance, citing selfish play as the reason for the team’s collapse.
“I watch all these other teams around the league and guys are up on the bench…they’re enjoying everything, and they’re playing together and they’re playing to win. And when I look at us I just see a bunch of individuals…We’re going to lose games, but we don’t have no attitude, we don’t have no toughness, we ain’t having fun. It’s been a long season,” said Morris.
In another bit of bad news, Kyrie Irving left the game after spraining his right knee. Head Coach Brad Stevens said that it appeared as though the guard’s knee buckled while the All-Star guard was guarding Clippers forward Garrett Temple.
Irving is listed as day-to-day as he undergoes further testing.
After promising to re-sign with the Celtics in free agency this past offseason, Irving’s relationship with the team has soured which has sparked rumours that Irving may consider teams like the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, and Brooklyn Nets in free agency over the Celtics. While there are surely many reasons behind the Celtics’ lack of chemistry, Irving’s future with the team may be at the pit of it.
Currently occupying the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics are sitting at 35-21 on the season.