Phoenix: The New City of Brotherly Love

by Ben York

The word “home” is an idiosyncratic term, one that can liberally be applied to your life contingent on new situations and circumstances.

That is to say, even though Markieff and Marcus Morris hail from North Philadelphia and Goran and Zoran Dragic come from Slovenia, with each set of brothers now playing for the Suns, Phoenix is the new city of brotherly love.

Indeed, the pairing of brothers simply does not work if their personalities clash; just because you are family certainly doesn’t mean you’ll get along.

But that couldn’t be further from the truth for the Morris and Dragic brothers.

Each duo features distinct similarities and differences that have allowed them to coexist in a symbiotic relationship on and off the floor. Markieff is considered to be a bit more physical than his brother, while Marcus plays more small forward and is a dynamic scorer.

Similarly, both Dragic brothers are known to relentlessly attack in the open floor with Goran thought of as more of a playmaker and Zoran the better defender.

There’s something tangible and measurable about the impact comfort can make on a player. Both Markieff and Marcus’ play has been elevated to another level since they joined forces in Phoenix.

Will the pairing of Gorand Dragic with his brother Zoran yield similar results? Only time will tell.

It’s been commonly said that basketball is 80 percent mental and 20 percent physical. If that’s true, the added security and well-being for both the Morris and Dragic brothers could prove invaluable.


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