Phoenix Mercury G Diana Taurasi weighed in on comments made by Marcus Morris of the Knicks after Wednesday night's game, when he said Jae Crowder had "female tendencies" (among other insensitive remarks about women) before apologizing.
"It was disappointing coming from Marcus," Taurasi told SNY's Joe Kraus on Thursday. "I know him, he spent time in Phoenix with the Suns. I've had interaction with him. He's a good guy. To go off the cuff and say stuff like that -- he must have been emotional, after (the game). I know it's intense, but it is what it is now. Words matter and what you say matters. It's just disappointing coming from him in this stage of his career. You gotta watch it, you gotta be sensitive for what you say. At the end of the day, you're responsible for what you say. It's all on his shoulders now."
Morris was upset about Crowder after a heated end to the game, and said the following:
"I think dude is just -- he plays the game a different way," Morris initially said about Crowder. "He's just -- a lot of female tendencies on the court, flopping and just throwing his head back the entire game. And like I said, it's a man's game and you just get tired of it, man. And then, obviously, at the end, that was very unprofessional."
Soon after his initial comments, Morris took to Twitter to apologize. Since then, he has been apologizing to individual people, including WNBA players.
"We're all human and we all make mistakes," Taurasi said. "The whole point about living is you make a mistake and can learn from it. But for Marcus, with the remarks he made, going forward he could be a little bit more diligent with the words he uses and the phrases -- and I'm sure he will. Sometimes things come out the wrong way and you gotta just correct them."