This is Adam Morrison’s last chance. The former Gonzaga Bulldog swingman most famous for his mustache and incredible college basketball game (including the 2006 co-player of the year honors) is giving the National Basketball Association one last shot.
After the Charlotte Bobcats drafted Adam third overall in the 2006 draft, his career has floundered. A torn ACL in his left knee during a preseason game ended Adam’s second season before it ever began. Despite playing in very limited spots during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, Adam won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Since then, it’s been a game of hot potato between teams for the former sharpshooter. Adam spent time in training camp with the Washington Wizards (cut at the end of training camp), Red Star Belgrade, and Beşiktaş Milangaz in Istanbul.
Knowing his career could end in the very near future, Adam went all-in during the 2012 NBA Summer League. He averaged only 5.2 points with the Brooklyn Nets but found his groove with the LA Clippers, averaging 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist during a five-game span. The Portland Trail Blazers had seen enough and signed the former first round pick to one-year contract. Adam vows he will make the team and contribute or this will be his last run.
It’s a comeback despite numerous setbacks that only the determined spirit ever see. Adam knows he has to compete at the same level he did in college in order to survive the training camp cuts. He’d have it no other way.