Marcus Morris repeated his remorse on Friday for sexist comments that earned him a public reprimand from the Knicks and a $ 35,000 fine from the NBA.
Morris took no questions from the media – he said, "I really have no choice" – but the seasoned attacker again apologized for saying that Memphis & # 39; Jae Crowder was "female" and after a fight "Female tendencies" At the end of the Knicks' defeat on Wednesday evening against the grizzlies in the garden.
“First of all, I sincerely apologize. My comments were unnecessary. I didn't even think when I spoke, "said Morris." We have referees, coaches. I'm a big, big supporter of the WNBA. I have relationships with a few players in the WNBA. If I offend one of them , I apologize deeply. "
After the NBA fined Morris and suspended point guard Elfrid Payton for Saturday's Indiana game for pushing Crowder to the ground in the Fracas, the Knicks said in a statement that Morris & # 39; words " are insulting and unacceptable and are "intolerable". Liz Cambage of the Las Vegas Aces tweeted on Morris, "FEMALE TENDENCIES WINS GAMES THOUGH".
"I had time to sit down and think about my words," continued Morris. "It was just unprofessional of mine, man, to relate to anything related to downgrading or even feel like I could mention a woman's name, or anything about women related to the basketball game in which she was her Heart stuck. and coaching and just life in general, man, I'm deeply sorry and deeply apologize. "
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