Adam Morrison From One Of The Biggest Busts To ‘Typical Soccer Dad’

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Adam Morrison From One Of The Biggest Busts To ‘Typical Soccer Dad’


Do you guys remember Adam Morrison? The former Laker is conisdered to be one of the biggest busts in NBA history.

But Morrison definitely made the most out of his underwhelming four year NBA career, winning two championships with the Lakers. He also was part of the rookie first team in his, what seemed to be promising, first year in the NBA with the Charlotte Bobcats (12PPG/3REB/2AST).

Morrison was drafted third overall in the 2006 NBA draft. On October 21, 2007, the Charlotte Bobcats announced that Morrison had sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). He missed the whole 2007–08 NBA season. But he came back eventually for three more NBA seasons and a couple of seasons played overseas, before retiring.

In his 4 NBA years, he averaged: 7.5 PPG and 2.4 REB but never really was more than a deep bench guy who mostly played garbage time minutes.

These numbers aren’t impressive at all, especially for a 3rd pick who was selected before players like: Brandon Roy, Rudy Gay, Randy Foye, J.J Redick, Rajon Rondo, Kyle Lowry and Paul Millsap. This is the reason why he always will be named, when someone talks about the biggest draft busts.

But what is he doing today? Brian Bennett of The Athletic met up with Morrison to talk about his life. Turns out Morrison now is a soccerdad, which he enjoys.


“I was upset for a while about how my career turned out,” Morrison says. “At times, sure, I wish was still playing. But I’m not like, ‘Aw, dang, I screwed this up and I’m working at a Costco.’ People expect me to be destitute or something. I don’t live an extravagant lifestyle — I don’t need to go party every weekend or have a place in Miami. I’m lucky to have saved my money.”

“I’m kind of a boring guy,” says Morrison. “I’m like your typical soccer dad.”

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