Markieff Morris is trying to set a tone for the Wizards. He wore his mindset on his sleeve, literally, before Game 4 against the Celtics. Check him out warming up in this "Death Row D.C." shirt.
For some background, Morris nicknamed his teammates "Death Row D.C." after the 1990s rap record label. They made shirts and assigned alter egos (Keef is Snoop Dogg, for example).
Michael Lee of The Vertical wrote about the moniker extensively last month. It's equal parts tough-guy mentality and group-over-self attitude that's inspired the Wizards this season.
The shirts have made appearances several times, including on Kelly Oubre before Game 3.
Morris even said after that win that he'd be wearing the shirt before every game against Boston.
Markieff Morris has his Death Row DC shirt on. Last game he said he would wear it every game they Boston. Guess he was serious.— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) May 7, 2017
This is hardly the first time a Washington player has sent a message with clothing. Recall when the Wizards wore all black to host the Celtics for the "funeral game" back in January.
Though Oubre won't be in the lineup for Game 4 due to suspension, it looks like Keef is ready to carry the "Death Row D.C." mantle in his place.
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