Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris 2021: Net worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Markieff Morris is a 6-foot-8 power forward who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. Markieff and his twin brother Marcus been in the league since 2011, and the former won his maiden chip with the Lakers in 2020. 

Dec 27, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris (88) goes up for a basket in the first half of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Morris was born on September 2, 1989, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Preparatory Charter School in his hometown before transferring to APEX Academy in New Jersey. 

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Markieff Morris pursued basketball as a career right from high-school and was considered to be a four-star recruit upon graduation. 

Markieff Morris and his twin brother

There are five brothers in the Morris family, and two of them are identical twins. Much to their delight, both Markieff and Marcus followed a similar high-school and university path leading up to the NBA. 

They enrolled in the same high-schools and the twins united to join the University of Kansas and took up American Studies as their major. 

Their life was very much identical up to a point. The twins were given no partial taste of success as kids, but life in the NBA proved to be different. Morris twins still share an inseparable bond, and their NBA draft success also has an eerie pattern.

Markieff is the older twin, as he was born seven minutes before Marcus. The same path prevailed in their NBA careers as the former was picked as the 13th overall pick in the 2011 draft, and Marcus was picked just five minutes later as the 14th pick! 

Markieff Morris NBA Career

Phoenix Suns picked up Markieff Morris in the 2011 draft, and he fit in well with the team. Morris put up averages of 7.4 points per game and 4.4 rebounds per game, and the numbers went on the rise as years passed. 

The Suns did not make the playoffs during Morris’ stay, and he was traded to the Washington Wizards in 2016. A terrible rookie year as Wizard saw Morris miss more than half the season due to multiple injuries. Washington then traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2019, a move that hardly worked out for either party. 

He ended up playing just 24 games for the Thunder, starting just one. A few months later, he moved to the Eastern Conference and joined the Detroit Pistons. After one season with the Pistons, an unsettled Morris agreed to a buyout in his contract and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Jan 8, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Markieff Morris (88) moves to the basket against Chicago Bulls forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

He became a Laker in February 2020, and the veteran was indeed a valuable addition to the championship roster. Morris started a few games in the NBA playoffs for the Lakers and contributed from the bench as well. 

Major Achievements 

NBA champion (2020)

Second-team All-Big 12 (2011)

Markieff Morris NBA Stats

Markieff Morris is a veteran athlete who has gained valuable experience in the NBA. Though he’s in his 30s now, the small forward can be vital at crunch moments with his two-way talent. Morris’ best season in terms of points came when he was with the Suns back in 2015. 

The Philadelphia native averaged 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.3 assists as the Suns finished 10th in the West that year. Currently, in the 2020-21 season, Morris is averaging 4.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and one assist per game.

Markieff Morris Current Contract

Markieff Morris signed a one-year contract with the Lakers in 2019 worth $1,750,000. He will be an unrestricted free agent for the 2020 season, but there are strong speculations that he will re-sign with the Lakers for one more year at the team. 

Markieff Morris 2021 Net Worth and Endorsements 

Markieff Morris has earned several million through his NBA career. The veteran has been playing for nearly a decade and his total career salary adds up to $45,196,432, per Spotrac

Though Morris isn’t involved in any massive endorsement deal now, he’s signed a few in the past. The Morris twins were formerly the face of the ‘And 1’ footwear brand, but the deal expired back in 2015. 

Markieff Morris Foundation and Charity

Markieff Morris has set up a philanthropic organization called ‘Family Over Everything Foundation, Inc.’ along with his twin brother and former NBA player Thomas Robinson. It was founded in 2017 to streamline major charitable efforts. 

Per their website, “Family Over Everything Foundation provides assistance to members of underserved communities, specifically, members of single-parent households, children and youth in underserved areas, members of the Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, CA and other communities.”

Markieff Morris NBA Sneaker Contract

Markieff is a sneakerhead, and he’s enjoyed several player editions with Nike. However, the Laker player was spotted wearing the ‘Nike Zoom Kobe 4 Protro’ as a tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. 

Furthermore, Markieff has also sported LeBron James’ Nike signatures and his own PE’s the ‘Nike Air Foamposite One.’

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Age

31
Marital Status

Married (Thereza Morris)

Children

1
NBA Championship Rings

1 (2020)

Nationality

American
Height

6’8” (2.03 m)

Weight

245 lb (111 kg)
Wingspan

6’10” (2.08 m)

How to contact Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris Instagram: keefmorris5.0

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Markieff Morris Twitter: @Keefmorris