Wizards' Montrezl Harrell Talks Trash to Drake, Gets Technical Foul vs. Raptors

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVOctober 21, 2021

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In a half where the Toronto Raptors got systematically destroyed, their most efficient scorer may have been Drake.

The rapper got into a war of words with Washington Wizards forward Montrezl Harrell during Wednesday's season opener, leading to Harrell receiving a technical foul and handing Toronto one of its 37 first-half points.

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It's unclear what led to the back-and-forth, though Harrell was clearly upset talking to an official afterward. After the game, Harrell clarified it was actually an assistant coach who got him so riled up.

"I need my money back first, NBA...Me and Drake was laughing. It turned left when the coach started chiming in behind the bench," Harrell told reporters.

This is far from the first time Drake has gotten involved in an NBA game. Draymond Green and Drake famously got into it during the 2019 Finals, and Kendrick Perkins had to be restrained from going after the "Hotline Bling" singer.

Even though this incident apparently wasn't his doing, the Raptors owe Drake some level of thanks for helping their anemic offense. 


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