Former LSU star point guard Alexis Morris has posted an apology to WNBA veteran players after saying last week that she thinks they should retire to make room for herself and other rookies.
Morris was cut by the WNBA team that drafted her, the Connecticut Sun, earlier this month in a move that has become commonplace in a league that features only 12 teams.
Last week, Morris posted a string of tweets saying that she believed older players should move on and retire.
“If you knocking at 35, hang it up and I mean WIRED HANGER “Hang it up,” she said in one tweet.
In a post to Instagram on Thursday, Morris apologized to WNBA veteran players.
“To the veterans of the WNBA, please accept my sincerest apologies,” Morris said. “I never thought joining the W family would be easy, but now I understand just how hard it is to do that. My energy would have been better served directed toward league executives who have a say in expansion and other logistics.
“I look forward to celebrating your individual and collective careers and giving you all the flowers you deserve. I hope you can empathize and find it in your hearts to forgive me. I will continue to work hard in hopes of joining all one day soon.”
Morris, who has yet to sign with a new professional team, also apologized to WNBA fans.
“To the fans of the WNBA, I apologize to you as well. Please don’t let this mistake be a representation of our league or as an indictment against my character moving forward,” she said. “I ask for your forgiveness and support as I attempt to raise more awareness about some of the issues the league is facing. It needs your support now more than ever. While I’m one of the many to be affected by recent cuts, I understand the issue is bigger than me.”