Former Lakers Guard Darius Morris Passes Away at 33

Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Darius Morris passed away this week at the age of 33. His family released a statement expressing their sadness and requesting privacy during this difficult time.

Morris had a notable high school basketball career in Los Angeles before becoming a standout player at the University of Michigan. In his sophomore year, he earned third-team all-Big Ten Conference honors and broke the Wolverines’ single-season assists record with 235.

After being drafted in the second round by the Lakers in 2011, Morris played the first two seasons of his four-year NBA career alongside the late Kobe Bryant. He also played for the Philadelphia 76ers, L.A. Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, and Brooklyn Nets. In 132 appearances, Morris averaged 3.3 points, 1 rebound, and 1.4 assists per game.

After his time in the NBA, Morris continued his basketball journey overseas, playing in China, Russia, and France for several seasons. His passing was confirmed on Thursday in the Los Angeles area, although the details surrounding his death have not been disclosed.

Morris leaves behind a legacy as a skilled basketball player and dedicated athlete. His family and loved ones mourn his loss. RIP.

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