In searching through the Lakers’ various social media channels, their players’ social media profiles, JaVale McGee’s behind-the-scenes documentary on life in the NBA bubble and the 137 photos that Getty Images has posted of the Lakers’ three practices in Orlando and their arrival at Disney World, we were unable to find any clear visual evidence that Lakers forward Markieff Morris traveled with the team or is in Orlando.
This does not mean that Morris isn’t in the bubble somewhere, but it seems questionable that he would go completely unnoticed. So we’re asking, where’s Markieff?
We reached out to the Lakers, asking them if they could confirm Morris was with the team, but they did not respond as of this story's original publishing time. We will update this story if they provide any comment or attempt to clarify the situation.
Before the team’s first practice on Saturday, Frank Vogel would not confirm if the team's whole roster was present.
“We’re still, because of privacy concerns, not going to disclose the number of guys, or whether or not we have our full staff," Vogel said.
On Monday, he said the Lakers would continue to maintain such privacy indefinitely.
All we know right now for a fact is that Morris has not been seen in any published photos or video from inside the bubble. It is possible that the cameras have just missed him so far.
Here is a list with at least one documented sighting of all 16 other players on the roster, compiled from the various sources mentioned above over the nearly six days since they departed Los Angeles.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso — Seen getting on the plane to Orlando.
Rajon Rondo — Fractured his hand in the Lakers’ second practice and posted on Instagram from his hotel room.
Rajon Rondo's room a) has a window b) has a yoga mat and c) is not in a Motel 6 pic.twitter.com/rlvvO9z4fH— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) July 11, 2020
J.R. Smith — Did a lengthy Instagram Live from his hotel room.
Jared Dudley — Gets on the team plane in this video at the 17-second mark.
Talen Horton-Tucker and Devontae Cacok — Also sighted getting on the plane.
Kostas Antetokounmpo — No. 37 in the background of this photo.
Wherever Morris is, we hope he is well.