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Chris Morris (basketball)

In 2004, Morris received a lawsuit in opposition to Olympiacos searching for $1.3 million in owed wage and $400,000 in courtroom prices. US federal decide Christopher A. Boyko permitted American collectors to gather the cash in 2009 shortly earlier than Olympiacos visited the Cleveland Cavaliers for an exhibition match.[8]

Morris performed internationally after 11 seasons with the NBA, beginning with Olympiacos B.C. of the Greek Basket League in 1999.[7] However, Olympiacos lower Morris on account of a knee damage.[8] Morris joined the Harlem Globetrotters in 2001,[9] and the Southern California Surf of the ABA signed Morris as an influence ahead in April 2002,[10] and Morris later debuted with Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs of the Philippine Basketball Association in July 2002.[11] Morris performed with Gaiteros del Zulia of the Venezuelan LPB within the 2003–2004 season.[12]

Following the 1998–99 NBA lockout, Morris signed with the Phoenix Suns in February 1999.[6]

With the Utah Jazz, Morris performed within the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals.

On March 2, 1993, with the New Jersey Nets, he shattered a backboard with a slam dunk throughout an everyday season recreation in opposition to the Chicago Bulls.[5]

Morris was drafted with the 4th total choose in 1988 NBA draft, and appeared within the 1989 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, ending eighth place out of 8 contestants.

Morris performed basketball at Auburn University from 1984 to 1988. Auburn received the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in 1985.[3] In 1987 and 1988, Morris was a first-team all-SEC choose.[4]

Born in Atlanta, Morris grew up together with his mom and stepfather, as his organic father left the household when Morris was a child. His dad and mom divorced, and Morris would usually work at his grandmother’s farm.[1] Morris graduated from Frederick Douglass High School at Atlanta in 1984 the place he led the basketball group to the college’s solely state championship. Morris was named Mr. Basketball for the state of Georgia and Douglass High School retired his jersey quantity 34 in 1994.[2]

Christopher Vernard Morris (born January 20, 1966) is an American former skilled basketball participant. In his 11-season (1988–1999) National Basketball Association (NBA) profession, the 6’8″ small ahead performed for the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, and Phoenix Suns. He is a graduate of Atlanta’s Douglass High School the place his jersey has been retired and performed for the Auburn University Tigers. He scored 8,184 complete factors in his NBA profession.

6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)

6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)

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