Clippers’ Paul George addresses Montrezl Harrell’s postgame tirade after Grizzlies loss
Los Angeles Clippers superstar Paul George does not have a problem with teammate Montrezl Harell, who ranted about the team’s lack of fight in their demoralizing 140-114 defeat to the Memphis Grizzlies last Saturday.
Harrell, whose team-high 28 points, nine rebounds and three assists went for naught, lambasted the Clippers’ supposed lack of effort and claimed that they are not as great of a team as everyone believes.
George recently opened about Harrell’s call-out and denied rumblings of a rift between some of their players.
“We’re shaping up well… We’re going through this experience w/ a full-on team mindset… [The locker room] isn’t an issue at all. It’s coming from a guy who wants to win & it’s coming from a good place,” he said, per Ben Golliver of Washington Post.
Primed to be one of the top contenders for the Lary O’Brien trophy this season after acquiring superstars Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers were not their usual dominant selves over the last two games. Following the 26-point defeat to the Grizzlies, LA also barely escaped the despondent New York Knicks side on Sunday, eking out a dangerously close 135-132 win.
Although their roster is composed of wily and battle tested veterans, the Clippers are still expected to experience some growing pains, considering this is their first season playing together as a unit.
Currently at 26-12 (fourth place in the West), the team is a few games behind the Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets. However, they do hold a 2-0 season series lead over the number one ranked team Los Angeles Lakers.