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Montrezl Harrell’s controversial claims on reason he was benched by Lakers

Lakers, Montrezl Harrell, Frank Vogel, LeBron James

Montrezl Harrell is not happy with the Los Angeles Lakers. If that has not been made clear by his recent tweets, well it is now following his NSFW comments on Instagram seemingly ripping LA and Frank Vogel’s rotation.

Responding to his followers and haters on IG, Harrell fired back at those coming up with different reasons why he was benched by Vogel, especially in the playoffs. One particular comment claimed that the Lakers head coach didn’t play him because of matchup situations, as Trezz is largely considered a small-ball center at 6-foot-7. Of course, the former Sixth Man of the Year shut down those talks and called it as a mere “excuse.”

“That s**t isn’t real,” the Lakers forward added.

Montrezl Harrell has said a lot about his experience with the Lakers, and it is not all good. During the playoffs, he even hinted about the Purple and Gold breaking their promise to him as he vowed not to trust any guarantees given to him moving forward.

Harrell has a player option in his contract with the Lakers for the 2021-22 season, and by the looks of it, it is possible he’ll decline it or pick it up and ask for a trade instead.

The 27-year-old NBA veteran averaged just 13.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in his first season with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Prior to the 2020-21 campaign, he put up 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game for the Los Angeles Clippers.

It remains to be seen where Harrell will play next, but it’s unlikely to be in LA.