Marcus Morris tries to cheer up Reggie Jackson following his timeout blunder by saying that it wasn’t as bad as Chris Webber’s.
With stars resting on both team, role players piled on heavy minutes for their respective teams in this game. The Clippers managed to edge out the Heat in this, ‘Battle of the B-teams’ but not without a major hiccup along the way.
With less than 30 seconds to go in the ballgame and the Clippers up by 6, Morris got tied up on the right corner. Reggie Jackson seemed to have panicked and called a timeout to talk it over with Ty Lue and his squad.
The problem was that the Clippers didn’t have a timeout remaining. This means that the Clips would have to give up possession of the ball and grant the Heat two free throws.
Reggie Jackson was clearly very distraught by this blunder, so Marcus Morris took it upon himself to help cheer the point guard up.
Marcus Morris compared Reggie Jackson’s mistake to Chris Webber’s from 1993.
Marcus Morris didn’t hesitate in trying to raise Jackson’s spirits. He immediately drew comparison between this situation and Chris Webber’s infamous timeout call in the Michigan vs. UNC Final Four game from 1993. Morris said, “At least it wasn’t as bad as Chris Webber’s play.”
“It wasn’t as bad as Chris Webber’s timeout call.”
Marcus Morris 🤣 https://t.co/4fGUY7BqJ4
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) January 29, 2021
Understandably so. The Chris Webber mishap was in a much more crucial game and Michigan had a shot to take the game as they were trailing by just 2 points. However, Webber decided to smother the ball in the right corner and call for a timeout when Michigan didn’t have any remaining.
This resulted in an obvious technical foul and in turn, lost them the game.
Jackson’s wasn’t nearly as bad as this was merely a regular season and the Clippers had a sizeable lead of 6 points. Reggie did come through in the clutch as well as he knocked down a free throw that would ice the game for LA.