Adam Morrison, the third overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and one of the biggest draft busts in professional sports history, was trying to salvage his basketball career at an open tryout with the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week.
Here’s a tip Adam, when you are trying a last ditch effort for a longshot opportunity to make a professional sports roster, maybe get a haircut and trim your facial hair, clean yourself up a bit.
Morrison showed up to the workout a knit cap short of looking like a drug dealer selling Mushrooms and Acid in the parking lot of a Phish concert. I wonder if he was wearing birkenstoks during the workout?
This is basically a job interview, would you show up to a job interview looking like you are living in youth hostiles while backpacking across Europe? Of course not. Would you want a guy like this representing your organization? No chance.
No NBA team wants the camera zooming in on you looking distracting on the bench as they discuss your success at Gonzaga and failed professional career three times per game.
If a roster spot comes down to Morrison and another player, I guarantee any NBA team will go with the other option, because of what a distraction Morrison is because of his story and his ridiculous looks.
Adam, if you want to play in the NBA again my best advice is to invest in a good barber and a razor. If not, get used to playing in Istanbul, keeping your fingers crossed for a Phish world tour.