Sports Thought: Adam Morrison

I was watching the Laker game yesterday night and one questioned popped in my head - “What the Hell happened to Adam Morrison?” If you don’t know, Morrison was the 3rd overall pick in the draft a few years ago. Everyone thought he was the second coming of Larry Bird when he was playing at Gonzaga, not only because he sported shaggy hair and a mustache, but because he was A) White and B) Really good.

 Well, now he plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. I can’t imagine he plays more than 20 minutes in a entire season, he’s always on the bench. But here’s the thing, and this is the conclusion I came to yesterday night - he’s not your typical bench guy, he’s the Lakers Hype man. 

 If you don’t know what a Hype Man is, it’s the person getting the crowd going. Remember Joe C with Kid Rock?  That’s him, just when times are getting down the hype man picks you back up. This ties in  with Morrison, he plays the best role possible for the Lakers, he’s the DJ who hypes up the crowd and fills in the words when you forget them. He’s the first off the bench and he’s always running up to someone to give them a high-5! 

 He’s Adam Morrison the 2010 hypeman of the year.

I’m not sure how this happened to this guy because I think he’s much better than this, but every team needs this. Every time he checks in the game I expect him to drop 20 points and not miss a shot… maybe one day, but until then…. Adam “Hypeman” Morrison.