Los Angeles Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell may not be all that heartbroken if his old team suffers another disappointing playoff exit.
Harrell "liked" a tweet referencing how the 2019-20 Sixth Man of the Year was partially held to account for the Los Angeles Clippers' collapse against the Denver Nuggets.
While the blame for the Clippers' failure to close out a 3-1 lead wasn't placed solely on Harrell, he became a part of the inevitable postmortems.
Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Harrell got into argument with Paul George on the bench during a timeout in Los Angeles' Game 2 defeat. Jovan Buha of The Athletic also reported former head coach Doc Rivers' reliance on Harrell in the playoffs frustrated others within the organization who thought Ivica Zubac was a better option.
Rather than atoning for last season, the Clippers find themselves in an 0-2 hole in their first-round series with the Dallas Mavericks.
There's a level of irony in Harrell taking a possible victory lap now considering he didn't play at all in the Lakers' victory Tuesday over the Phoenix Suns after having logged 15 minutes in a Game 1 loss.
Should the Lakers go on to make a deep run, it might be partially due to head coach Frank Vogel making the strategic shift with Harrell that Rivers failed to execute.