Drake’s got enemies, got a lot of enemies, but Montrezl Harrell is NOT one of them … so says the hooper, who claims their heated exchange that led to a technical foul was nothing more than friendly banter.
After the Raptors spent 2020-21 playing home games in Tampa, Drizzy was finally back courtside in the 6ix for the season opener on Wednesday … and it went from 0 to 100 real quick in the 2nd quarter when the rapper appeared to get in a verbal spat with Harrell.
The Wizards forward was T’d up as a result … and gave refs a piece of his mind as the Raps’ Fred VanVleet nailed the tech free throw.
Despite what it looked like, Harrell says there’s no bad blood with Drake … clearing the air in a postgame interview.
“Me and Drake was laughing,” Harrell said. “There was no problem. Me and Drake cool. We even talked after the game.”
Harrell claims he was having a chat with Drake when a Raptors coach got involved in the exchange … and when the 27-year-old clapped back, he was hit with the tech.
Harrell will be fined $2,000 for the alleged worst behavior … but he wants the penalty thrown out after explaining his side of the story.
“I need me money back,” Harrell added.
“That definitely shouldn’t of been no tech. If so, you gotta give it to me and the coach.”
At the end of the day, Drake’s antics didn’t work — the Raptors lost, 98-83.
But hey, it woulda been a 6-point loss if it weren’t for the Certified Lover Boy. 🤷🏽♂️