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Ex-Los Angeles Lakers point guard passes away at 33

Published May 5, 2024 at 4:20 PM

The basketball world mourns the loss of Darius Morris, a former Michigan standout and Los Angeles Lakers draft pick, who passed away at the age of 33. His family announced the heartbreaking news on Saturday, though no cause of death has been disclosed. TMZ reported that Morris' body was discovered in the Los Angeles area this past Thursday.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Morris left a significant mark on the basketball scene. "With great sadness, we announce the passing of our dearly beloved son, Darius Aaron Morris," his family stated to TMZ. They have requested privacy during this difficult transition.

Drafted by the Lakers in 2011, Morris played 132 career NBA games across five teams, including stints with the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, and Philadelphia 76ers. Known for his sharp playmaking, he averaged 3.3 points over his NBA career and later showcased his talents overseas in China and France, last playing professionally in the 2019-20 season.

The Lakers expressed their sorrow on X, stating they were "heartbroken by the passing" of Morris. As the basketball community reflects on his contributions both on and off the court, the legacy of Darius Morris as a devoted athlete and teammate will surely be remembered.

Source ESPN: Former Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Darius Morris, 33, dies
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Ex-Los Angeles Lakers point guard passes away at 33

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