The Los Angeles Lakers were unceremoniously booted from the playoffs this past week.
Between star players acting out on social media and trade rumors circulating, the defending champs could never seem to get on the same page.
Even Dennis Schroder admitted that the team’s chemistry was completely out of whack.
This weekend, big man Montrezl Harrell revealed just how irritated he was with his usage this season in a post on social media.
The post largely speaks for itself:
This past season Harrell averaged 13.5 points and 6.2 rebounds on 62.2 percent shooting – a noticeably worse showing than the one that earned him Sixth Man of the Year honors with the LA Clippers just one year earlier.
In his exit interviews, Harrell acknowledged that he wasn’t fully happy with the role he played for the Lakers.
“As far as my future with being a Lakers basketball player, we’ll worry about that later when free agency time rolls around, brother,” he told the media.
“I just finished year six, so I’m a little bit further advanced, so I kind of know what my game is a little bit in this league, and I know what I want to work on as a player,” he continued.
“At the end of the day, you’re auditioning for every team in this league. Like, that’s just what it is. There’s not a lot of guys who just have a say of where they can pick and play, and we all know that.”
That’s one way to watch a game. https://t.co/rlfZSR4DDe
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 13, 2021
This isn’t the first time Harrell has shaded the Lakers on social media. He did it once with a randomly angry post and once with a blatantly unhappy post.
Will he ultimately return to the Lakers next season, despite his frustrations with the organization? Time will tell.
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