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Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Darius Morris dies at age 33

Former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Darius Morris has died at the age of 33.

“We are heartbroken by the passing of Darius Morris,” the team said in a post on Saturday, accompanied by a photo of the former player.

Morris’ family announced his death in a statement shared with TMZ on Saturday.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved son, Darius Aaron Morris. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace,” the statement said.

According to TMZ, his body was found in the Los Angeles area. The Lakers and his family did not provide a cause of death.

Morris was a standout player at the University of Michigan before being a second-round pick by the Lakers in the 2011 draft. He went on to play for the Los Angeles Clippers, the Brooklyn Nets, the Philadelphia 76ers and other teams.

Morris went on to play professionally in China and France and last played in 2019-2020, according to ESPN.

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