October 3, 2012: Suns rookies receive surprise after practice
LA JOLLA, Calif. — The first day of two-a-days had just ended.
But before anyone was allowed to leave, Marcin Gortat made like Santa Claus and handed out backpacks—kids’ backpacks, to rookies Kendall Marshall, Luke Zeller and Markieff Morris.
Wait, Markieff Morris? He isn’t a rookie.
“You’re still a rookie until the first regular season game,” Gortat explained. “That’s how it is around the league. That’s just how it is.”
Okay, makes sense.
So Morris, Marshall and Zeller each received either a Hello Kitty or Justin Bieber backpack.