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Lakers’ Montrezl Harrell emoji reaction to Luke Kennard’s Clippers extension

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If you were expecting Montrezl Harrell of the Lakers to take the high road following his odd breakup with the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason, guess again. The Clippers front office banked on their future Monday after signing Luke Kennard to a four-year, $64 million extension.

While the news is on par with what the Clippers needed to achieve, it definitely didn’t sit right with Harrell, who claimed that the Clippers simply didn’t want the Sixth Man of the Year back in LA anymore. Harrell, now with the Lakers, took a slight shot at the news of Kennard’s extension on Twitter:

While the Clippers didn’t have any plans for Harrell following the meltdown 2019-20 season, he was able to find work across the hallway with the Los Angeles Lakers after signing a two-year, $18 million deal during the offseason.

Harrell is still possibly healing from the blow he took from Clippers brass after they didn’t pursue him. He even stated during a press conference that the desire to be a Clipper was still present following his signing with the Lakers. Even so, the 6-foot-8 forward may be in a better position to contend now than he was with the Clippers last season.

There was much speculation into which players would be on the move at the end of the season from the Clippers. They’d had one of the most dysfunctional seasons in recent memory after dumping a boat load of investments into the Kawhi Leonard-Paul George duo.

Harrell will get his first revenge game against his former squad on Tuesday as the Lakers open up their regular season against the Clippers. The battle between the two Los Angeles franchises was never more spirited or consequential than in the 2019-20 NBA season. This year’s clash between the two franchises is quite different, with the Lakers owning the clear upper hand and the Clippers trying to recover from a profound embarrassment in the Western Conference playoffs.