Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell posts tweet to his haters after winning 6th Man award
The NBA officially announced on Friday that Los Angeles Clippers center Montrezl Harrell bagged the 2019-20 Kia Sixth Man of the Year award. The 6-foot-7 big man later took to Twitter to offer a few words for his naysayers.
I wonder how much y’all hate me now. From my style,to my game, now I’m a 6th man 🤷🏿♂️🤷🏿♂️🤷🏿♂️ oh well….
— Montrezl Harrell (@MONSTATREZZ) September 5, 2020
Not many are particularly a fan of Montrezl Harrell’s game. He plays a rugged brand of basketball that doesn’t cater to the taste of the majority of basketball fans. His game is built around his brute force around the rim and his contagious energy. Nonetheless, Harrell’s hustle and energy have been a key component of the Clippers’ success throughout the 2019-20 season.
The Clippers surprised Harrell and presented him with the award during a team meeting. None other than teammate and 3-time Sixth Man of the Year awardee Lou Williams handed him the trophy.
Harrell was also a leading candidate for top reserve honors last season, finishing third in the voting. However, Sweet Lou deservedly won the trophy for the second straight season and the third time in his career.
This is Harrell’s first individual season award of his career. The North Carolina native turned in averages of 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds, while shooting 58.0 percent from the field in just under 28 minutes per game for L.A. this season.
The North Carolina native dedicated the award to his grandmother, who passed away this July, which forced him to miss the first portions of the season’s return. His late grandma would certainly be proud of this great achievement.
Harrell and the Clippers are currently up 1-0 against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semi-finals. They look to take a 2-0 lead in the series in Game 2.