Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell addresses teaming up with LeBron James, Anthony Davis
LeBron James and Anthony Davis know that Montrezl Harrell has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, officially ending his time with the Los Angeles Clippers after three seasons. His signing definitely stirred up some mixed feelings from the divided LA sports turf, which Harrell surely took into account before making his decision.
The reigning Sixth Man of the Year gave his response as to why joining up with the Lakers wasn’t a tough decision to make:
"Thats not really a hard thing to do. You're playing with 2 premier superstars in our league. Their record and names speak for themselves. I just want to do anything that it takes to win the game."
– Montrezl Harrell on joining LeBron James and Anthony Davis on the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/uv9j3iR1UK
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) November 24, 2020
“That’s not really a hard thing to do man,” said Harrell in regards to his decision to sign with the Lakers. “You’re playing with two premier superstars in our league with LeBron and AD. You know these guys…the record speaks for itself, the name speaks for itself. When you have guys on the floor that high-caliber, I don’t feel like it’s gonna take that much getting used to. I don’t feel like I have to play with one particular style.”
Harrell and the Clippers were set to be Western Conference favorites following they could best the Lakers in a showdown in the playoffs. The Clippers, however, weren’t able to hold up their end of the bargain, which resulted in them watching their crosstown rivals face the Denver Nuggets before eventually advancing to the NBA Finals.
After a disappointing season that was sure to be followed with some offseason transactions, Harrell elected to move across the hall and join forces with Davis and James in their quest to repeat for a championship. He brings a mental toughness that the Lakers will appreciate on defense while being an efficient scorer in the paint as well.