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Wizards’ Montrezl Harrell clears air on alleged Drake beef that got him a tech vs. Raptors

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The Washington Wizards start the season off 1-0 with a resounding win over the Toronto Raptors. But the game wasn’t without its drama.

With the Raptors playing at home for the first time in over a year, there was little doubt that homegrown fan and Certified Lover Boy Drake would be in attendance.

Drake made his presence felt too, as he seemingly engaged in a testy exchange with Wizards’ Montrezl Harrell during the second quarter. Harrell was slapped with a technical foul and gave the ref an earful because of it.

But during the Wizards postgame presser, Montrezl Harrell was adamant that he didn’t deserve the tech given to him. Trez claimed it wasn’t Drake that got on his nerves, but the coach who started chirping behind him.

Via Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington:

“Let’s go and clear that right now,” Harrell said. “Hey look, I need my money back first, NBA. I definitely need my money back because that definitely shouldn’t have been no tech. If so, you’ve gotta give to me and the coach,” Harrell said, referring to the $2,000 fine that is now awaiting him.

Trez made sure to address that he and Drake are definitely not beefing, as the Wizards star doesn’t want the city of Toronto going at him for disrespecting their favorite son.

“Me and Drake was laughing,” the Wizards center continued. “There was no problems there. We even talked after the game. It was a cool conversation, but it turned left when the coach started chiming in behind the bench, thinking that barking is something that’s gonna shake me. It’s all good. I don’t need all of Toronto on my bumper now. I don’t need Toronto on my bumper now. Don’t get on my Instagram now. Me and Drake are cool, y’all.”

The Wizards completely handled the Raptors throughout this one, matching their defensive intensity to hold Toronto to an 83 point total and a miserable scoring night. Montrezl Harrell was a big part of that, bringing energy and intensity to go along with his 22 points and nine rebounds. Perhaps the tech even helped fuel the fire for his big night.