Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reports that Morrison and Vujacic had a scuffle in practice Friday as the Lakers prepared for Game 4 against the Jazz. But all that resulted from the battle was entertainment for coach Phil Jackson.
Ding reports from SLC:
Vujacic and Morrison were guarding each other in the Lakers' 4-on-4 halfcourt practice, and Morrison loudly and angrily told Vujacic that he was sick of Vujacic's grabs and elbows. Vujacic argued that Morrison was the one who initiated the problem by wrongly using his knee. The two argued for several minutes despite teammates and coaches trying to intervene, and when play resumed the two continued to go at each other with Morrison grabbing Vujacic's jersey and the arguments sparking anew several times later.Having afterthought trademate Shannon Brown star with L.A. must really grate on eternally benched AmMo. To be used as Machine's straight man in an act surely used to diffuse tension following Thursday's Game 3 loss ... how unfortunate.
Eventually co-captain Derek Fisher and assistant coach Brian Shaw tried to defuse the situation - although no one was overly concerned and Phil Jackson sat in the stands with some amusement as he watched it all.