Crazy NBA Conspiracy Theory: Have Markieff & Marcus Morris Swapped Places Against Boston?
This might be the the craziest NBA conspiracy yet.
In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinal between the Wizards and Celtics, Markieff Morris went down with what looked like a severe ankle injury after Al Horford’s foot undercut him on a shot attempt.
Morris played 11 minutes up until that point, but was forced to leave for the remainder of the contest, and it was assumed he would be out for much longer.
On Tuesday night, Morris was in the starting lineup, and he played his best game of the playoffs, finishing with 16 points, six rebounds, and a couple of assists. He showed zero signs that his ankle was bothering him, which begged the question: Was this actually Markieff Morris, or was it his twin brother who plays for the Detroit Pistons, Marcus Morris??
Here’s Marcus sporting his bro’s Wizards jersey.
— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) April 16, 2017
Social media ran with this theory:
My favorite NBA conspiracy is finally relevant Markieff Morris badly rolls ankle 2 days ago All of a sudden he’s fine & ballin ITS MARCUS!! https://t.co/x80UT13SyY — Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 3, 2017
Man, Markieff’s ankle sure healed quick — didn’t it?
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 3, 2017
we really don’t talk enough about how Marcus and Markieff Morris have 100% identical tattoos pic.twitter.com/djm48PGkJJ
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) May 3, 2017
The conspiracy theories about Marcus swapping in for Markieff are cracking me up. pic.twitter.com/9qemMOyt8O
— Chase Hughes (@chasehughesCSN) May 3, 2017
The "Marcus Morris is secretly posing as Markief Morris in the WAS/BOS series" is the single best NBA conspiracy theory since the 90's
— Ben Boyd (@benboyd92) May 3, 2017
Christ now there's a conspiracy theory in the NBA that the Morris brothers have swapped spots. ♂️♂️♂️♂️♂️♂️♂️♂️♂️
— Aron (@A_SMOOVE1) May 4, 2017
Haha conspiracy going round that Marcus Morris replaced Markieff Morris in game 2 because he was injured
— Ben (@FireHoiberg) May 4, 2017
I gonna need Marcus Morris to tweet a picture of himself holding a newspaper
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) May 3, 2017
— Bryce (@BryceAA13) May 5, 2017
That's definitely Marcus Morris and not Markieff Morris playing right now #NBAIsRigged
— #1 Abby Chin Fan (@zcutler45) May 5, 2017
They have both admitted to doing this in the past:
“When the twins were on the Suns and Markieff got suspended for a game, a reporter asked Markieff about the prospect of playing in Marcus’s jersey. He said it had worked in the past.
“We did it before in AAU ball,” Markieff admitted in 2013. “It [the jersey switch] was on the bench. It happened real quick. He had hurt his ankle but I had fouled out. I gave them a little limp back in, like I was hurt and kept playing.”
One player was hurt. One was ineligible. So the ineligible one pretended to be hurt, and the hurt one sat. Fast-forward to 2017, when Marcus is ineligible to play and Markieff is hurt. The only thing missing was a fake limp.”
Marcus Morris than responded…
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.
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) May 4, 2017
What and who do you believe?