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Mercury Morris rooting for Heat, says there’s work left to do

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The Miami Heat, who haven’t lost since before Super Bowl XLVII, are drawing ever closer to the Los Angeles Lakers’  record 33-game winning streak.

Recently, Heat star LeBron James, in talking about the mutual respect between some of the members of that Lakers team and the 2012-13 Heat, referenced the propensity of Mercury Morris — a member of the Miami Dolphins’ undefeated 1972 team — to be, well, not quite welcoming of other NFL teams trying to run the table themselves.

“I just appreciate the history,” James told “I appreciate guys like Jerry West and Elgin Baylor and all those unbelievable guys who paved the way. For them to say they’re pulling for us to get the streak, I think that’s cool. When you read stuff like that, it’s cool. Guys like Mercury Morris, when you read stuff like that, I think that’s crazy.”

Per Fox Sports Florida, James recalled Morris talking about the 2007 Patriots.

“He was saying, ‘Don’t step on my lawn’ and all that crazy stuff,’ ” James said, according to the Fox story.

Morris, for his part, told Fox Sports Florida’s Chris Tomasson that he is rooting for the Heat.

“I hope they break the record,” Morris said.

That said, Morris also expressed some familiar sentiments.

“As far as LeBron bringing me up, hey, you tell him, ‘Don’t call me when you’re in my town. Call me when you’re on my freaking block,” Morris told Fox Sports Florida.

Morris noted that the Heat aren’t quite to 33 games just yet.

“I would say logistically they’ve come into town and they’ve got several blocks to go. As a matter of fact, I think about eight or nine blocks to go,” Morris told Tomasson. ” But when they get to 30, they’ll be in the neighborhood. And when they get to 31, they’ll be on the block. But I ask the question, ‘Will they be parking?’’’

The Heat had a 25-game winning streak entering Sunday evening’s game against Charlotte, which has the NBA’s worst record.

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25 Responses to “Mercury Morris rooting for Heat, says there’s work left to do”
  1. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 24, 2013 7:30 PM

    Did Morris add “They have already lost as many games as we won that year when we didn’t lose at all”?

  2. tfbuckfutter says: Mar 24, 2013 7:32 PM

    And wait….where does Mercury get off analyzing whether they are “on the block” or not, when aside from Lebron making fun of him, he has no connection to the Heat, the Lakers, the NBA or the story?

  3. pftfollower says: Mar 24, 2013 7:33 PM

    The NFL’s greatest all time Videographical Concubine never misses an opportunity.

    Hats off Merc

  4. gixrider says: Mar 24, 2013 7:33 PM

    OMG would this dude just go away…

  5. dmalex81 says: Mar 24, 2013 7:39 PM

    The things a man will say to keep himself relevant….

  6. watchfullhose says: Mar 24, 2013 7:43 PM

    All class, this guy.

  7. sourdoughsam says: Mar 24, 2013 7:48 PM

    “Now, they might already be a couple blocks away, just stopping by a drive-through for some fast food, but will the employee get their order correct?” Morris elaborated. “And did they consider taking the street with a round-about so they could avoid the traffic at the 4-way stop? And if my neighbors are having a party when they get to my street, they might have to park down the road, so hopefully they don’t block anyone’s driveway because my neighbors will have them towed.”

  8. FinFan68 says: Mar 24, 2013 7:50 PM

    I wish this clown would keep his mouth shut

  9. geniusesq says: Mar 24, 2013 8:00 PM

    Who cares

  10. jh500 says: Mar 24, 2013 8:00 PM

    LeBron is the greatest athlete to have ever lived.

  11. geniusesq says: Mar 24, 2013 8:01 PM

    Joe Flacco thinks Mercury Morris gets too much attention

  12. nepatriots128154 says: Mar 24, 2013 8:04 PM

    Why did you post a 400 word story about some long-retired, mediocre running back’s opinion on a basketball team?

  13. hpeters77 says: Mar 24, 2013 8:14 PM

    I see a block party about to happen

  14. 69finfan says: Mar 24, 2013 8:14 PM

    I think Merc is 8 or 9 blocks shy of a load.

  15. ghjjf says: Mar 24, 2013 8:17 PM

    Lebron James will win more championships than Mercury Morris.

  16. notdemfalcons says: Mar 24, 2013 8:33 PM

    is this dude named after the Roman god or the metal?

    My guess is the metal cuz he’s mad as a hatter!

  17. bobzilla1001 says: Mar 24, 2013 8:43 PM

    I live in the northeast, and I’m also rooting for some Heat. These temperatures are ridiculous!!!!

  18. trbowman says: Mar 24, 2013 9:13 PM

    “Lebron James will win more championships than Mercury Morris.”

    Sure. He plays in a league with no parity.

    Must be fun to be an NBA fan – going into each and every season knowing there’s maybe three teams who actually have a shot at a championship.

    Can’t imagine working in an executive position in that hellish league.

    Sport isn’t even great anyway. There’s no point in watching a basketball game until the 4th quarter, and enjoy the one minute of ball that takes twenty minutes to play with TV timeouts every other second. End rant.

  19. raiderapologist says: Mar 24, 2013 9:14 PM

    It defies logic that an oxygen thief like Morris can make a living as a motivational speaker.

  20. buckybadger says: Mar 24, 2013 9:38 PM

    Did they post this on the wrong site? What does this have to do with pro football?

  21. mackcarrington says: Mar 24, 2013 11:11 PM

    You can tell when it’s that slow time of the year in the NFL. They start interviewing Mercury Morris about basketball.

  22. db105 says: Mar 24, 2013 11:13 PM

    Such a classy ex felon. What gives what he says an credibility?

  23. fishyinalittledishy says: Mar 25, 2013 3:33 AM

    He forgot to mention the Patriots crusied past his house a few years back but couldn’t find anywhere to park. LOL

  24. mpv13 says: Mar 25, 2013 9:03 AM

    Hey nepatriots128154 Morris was no where near mediocre. Look up the career stats. Find some video of Morris abusing the patriots in the early 70s, who were also no where near mediocre.

  25. patriots420 says: Mar 28, 2013 3:42 PM

    I’m ready for this fish to croak

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