Former NBA Player Darius Morris Dies at 33 — Cause of Death Unknown | Gate Expert

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Darius Morris, the former NBA player known for his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, among other teams, has died at the age of 33. The news was first reported by Shams Charania, Senior Lead NBA Insider for The Athletic and Stadium.

“Four-year NBA veteran Darius Morris has passed away at the age of 33. Morris played for the Lakers, 76ers, Clippers, Grizzlies, and Nets from 2011-2015,” Charania tweeted.

The circumstances surrounding his death are currently unknown. TMZ reported that Morris’ body was found in the Los Angeles area on Thursday.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son, Darius Aaron Morris,” Morris’ family told TMZ.

“During this time of transition, his family asks that you respect their wishes for privacy and grace,” the family added.

The Los Angeles Lakers expressed their condolences via a post on X, expressing their sadness over the loss of Morris. “We are saddened by the passing of Darius,” the post said.

The University of Michigan Men’s Basketball also expressed their condolences, “The Michigan Basketball Community mourns the passing of Darius Morris.”

“Morris was the Lakers’ second-round pick in the 2011 draft. He averaged 3.3 points in 132 career games (17 starts) with the Lakers and four other teams in four NBA seasons. He later played professionally in China and France, most recently playing in 2019-20,” ESPN reported.



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