When the Morrises, or is that the Morri, entered the NBA many people thought that they’d wind up in Phoenix together. That didn’t happen initially and it affected their Twintuition. Now that the two have been reunited, their game has been elevated. Both Marcus and Markieff are the last two guys off the court after practice almost every day and despite spending most of their time together, they continue to push each other to improve every time they step on the court.
The question is though, what makes them tick and is there really something that twins can bring to the court that no one else can. The New York Times investigated.
Nancy L. Segal, a psychologist and director of the Twin Studies Center at Cal State Fullerton, said that twin athletes grew up with a “24-hour practice partner,” had an uncanny knowledge of the other’s positioning and thinking as teammates and tended to encourage and challenge each other without being resentful of the other’s success.
The piece goes into great depth about the franchise’s history with having brothers on the roster, about just how connected siblings can be on and off the court and even uncovers one big name who helped recruit to get the Morris brothers back together in Phoenix.
Make sure to check it out to get to know the Suns’ newest twins a little better.