Montrezl Harrell’s social media activity has been a hot topic of conversation all week.
It started with his veiled shot at his former team, the Los Angeles Clippers.
From there fans began to dissect whether he was sending subliminals at his current squad, the Los Angeles Lakers.
And then things took a new turn on Thursday when, prior to the Lakers’ Game 3 showdown against the Phoenix Suns, Harrell posted something of a cryptic message.
Fans reacted immediately:
Guess he ain’t listening to Jason Kidd pic.twitter.com/2B3Mw1vCcx
— r- (@rawfuxwitit) May 27, 2021
He can publicly try to start drama all he wants but its not going to impact championship vets like Bron, Gasol, KCP, AD, Keef, Kuz, AC.
His number will be called before he knows it, he should relax.
— Neely (@CloudNeely) May 27, 2021
Good thing we wasted our MLE on an emotional locker room cancer that cant even play in the playoffs. mf out here liking tweets and posting dumb shit like this making the whole team look goofy af
— AB (@DatNiqqaFromChi) May 27, 2021
We better gotta trade this guy next year! Too emotional and unstable!!!
— FRANCK.B (@Frgoat10) May 27, 2021
Harrell did not play in the Lakers’ 109-95 victory over the Suns on Thursday.
Last year Harrell averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game on 58 percent shooting, winning Sixth Man of the Year honors in the process. This season his output took a dip – with his numbers dropping to 13.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and .7 blocks per game.
Ayesha knows how to stay in the news https://t.co/shn4dxsmTZ
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 27, 2021
As a result, he has largely fallen out of the Lakers’ rotation and his minutes have gone to Andre Drummond and Marc Gasol.
Are these social media posts Harrell’s way of expressing his displeasure? Some people definitely seem to think so.
Will it make a difference? Probably not.