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Anthony Morrow tries to drive against Miami's Ray Allen in a Jan. 7 game

NBA Superlatives: Anthony Morrow


In just his sixth NBA season, shooting guard Anthony Morrow is tied for the lead in most years of experience on the New Orleans Pelicans’ roster (Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon and Jason Smith are also in Year 6 of their careers). Signed in the offseason to bring perimeter shooting to the Pelicans, Morrow has delivered, ranking second in the NBA in three-point percentage (48.0) at the All-Star break. The 28-year-old discussed some of the standout moments of his tenure in the league with

Most memorable moment in the NBA: “Scoring 37 points in my first start as a rookie with Golden State, against the Clippers in Los Angeles.”
Most memorable dunk in the NBA: “Against Portland in my second year in the league, I went baseline and had a dunk that made SportsCenter’s top 10 plays.”
Most embarrassing moment in the NBA: “I got blocked by the backboard my first year in Jersey. I didn’t know where the rim was on a reverse layup and tried to go up quickly, but got blocked by the backboard.”
Most surprising thing about the NBA as a rookie: “The size of guys and the speed of players. When you’re in college and you see it on TV, you say, ‘They play slow. They play lazy.’ It’s not like that though when you get out there on the court.” 
Toughest players to face at his position: “Probably James Harden, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade.” 
Most underrated player in the NBA: “Tony Parker of San Antonio. Even though he’s a great player, he still does not get enough mention when people talk about best point guards in the league. You see a lot of younger guys who are good, but Tony Parker has four rings. I don’t think he gets enough credit.” 
Best uniforms in the NBA (besides the Pelicans’): “I like Chicago’s black uniforms.” 
Favorite road arena: “Staples Center in Los Angeles. It’s a great environment to play a game.” 
Favorite road trip, based on the city: “Chicago, even though it’s always cold.” [smiles]