Markieff Morris Denies ‘Crazy’ Rumor About Marcus, LeBron, Rich Paul, Clippers

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FILE in this Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, NBA players Markieff, left, and Marcus Morris arrive at Superior Court for the second day of their aggravated assault trial in Phoenix.  Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments Thursday, Sept. 28,  for the assault trial of the NBA players.  The Morris brothers are accused of helping three other people beat Erik Hood on Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

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Detroit Pistons forward Markieff Morris denied a rumor Wednesday that LeBron James and Rich Paul conspired to prevent his twin brother, Marcus Morris, from signing with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Ben Maller of Fox Sports reported Tuesday that Marcus Morris and those around him are “incensed” that Paul had him turn down a lucrative free-agent offer from the Clippers and that it was a result of the “underhanded work of LeBron James’ henchmen.”

In response, Markieff had a good laugh and dismissed the rumor completely:

Marcus Morris reneged on a two-year, $20 million agreement with the San Antonio Spurs to sign a one-year, $15 million deal with the New York Knicks. Afterward, Morris parted ways with Paul and Klutch Sports Group.

Stefan BondyΒ of theΒ New York Daily NewsΒ reported that Morris and his representation turned down a three-year, $41 million offer from the Los Angeles Clippers before settling for a one-year pact with New York.

That offer was later taken off the table when the Clippers acquired