Rough night for Philadelphia native Marcus Morris.
His Knicks fell to 13-36 after getting clobbered by Memphis at home, losing by 21 points as disgruntled fans called for James Dolan to sell the team.
In the dying moments of the game, the Grizzlies’ Jae Crowder took a corner three pointer while his team was winning big, which resulted in Elfrid Payton shoving him to the ground, then a small melee broke out. A brouhaha, if you will. After the game, Morris then came out and basically called Crowder a woman with these comments:
"He's got a lot of female tendencies on the court, flopping and throwing his head back…he's soft, very woman-like"
– Marcus Morris on Jae Crowder pic.twitter.com/MxtFnKbu3M
— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) January 30, 2020
As you can imagine, those comments didn’t sit well.
He apologized later:
I apologize for using the term “female tendencies” I have the upmost respect for women and everything they mean to us. It was a Heat of the moment response and I never intended for any Women to feel as though in anyway I’m disrespecting them. Again I apologize with my comments.
— Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) January 30, 2020
Long season in New York.