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Lakers' Darius Morris is hazed for not getting teammates "In N Out" [Video]

February 1, 2012 |  7:06 am

Being a rookie can be awfully difficult.

Before embarking on a recent trip, Darius Morris offered to grab his teammates some burgers and fries from the fast food chain In N Out -- but came back empty-handed.

That proved to be a huge mistake.

"I was just trying to be a good rookie and volunteered to get some In N Out for the whole team," he said. "Unfortunately we got out of shootaround just a little bit late and I wasn't able to get them because the line at In N Out LAX is pretty crowded. It was either get the burgers or be late and miss the plane."

His teammates decided to make an example of Morris for the remainder of the trip, jokingly hazing him for his failed mission.

"Man, he had to fix everybody's food," rookie guard Andrew Goudelock said of Morris. "He had to give Matt [Barnes] his drink, in his mouth, like he had to pour the drink down his mouth."

It gets worse.

"They wouldn't let him eat," Goudelock added. "He had to stand there while everyone was eating with a towel over his wrist like a butler."

Goudelock said he's done everything that has been asked of him to avoid that type of treatment, including retrieving players' shoes and laundry.

"If you don't do something that they ask, then it's like 100 times worse for you," he said with a smile.

Morris said he has learned his lesson. After all, it won't be long before another test. The Lakers have a 10-day, six-game trip beginning Friday at Denver.

Sitting by his locker before playing the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday, Morris made it clear his teammates will never be unsatiated when craving burgers again.

"I guess a couple of people's taste buds were spoiled that evening," he said. "It's OK though. There's always going to be another road trip, more opportunities for In N Out burgers. So we'll get it done."

-- Melissa Rohlin