Markieff Morris calls Knicks center 'stupid-a** rookie' after preseason ejection

Josh Luckenbaugh
October 02, 2018 - 7:50 am

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The Wizards' preseason opener Monday night against the Knicks included plenty of drama, Washington losing in overtime 124-121.

But the biggest moment of the night occurred in the second quarter, as Markieff Morris was tossed following an altercation with New York rookie center Mitchell Robinson. 

Morris and Robinson got into it following a missed free throw, and both were assessed a technical foul. 

Morris continued to chirp at Robinson throughout the next possession, until eventually the referees had enough and issued the Wizards forward a second technical foul, ejecting him. Reminder: this was a preseason game. 

After the game, Morris offered his side of the story. In case it wasn't obvious, he does not have a high opinion of Robinson. 

The refs certainly weren't swallowing their whistles; there were a total of 83 personal fouls in the game, nine players finishing with at least four fouls. But Morris' ejection certainly won't make fans think the Wizards' mental fortitude has improved, which Scott Brooks noted post-game. 

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