Clippers’ Harrell Takes Home NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award
There is a new Sixth Man of the Year and it is once again, a Los Angeles Clipper.
No, it’s not Lou Williams.
On Friday, the NBA announced Montrezl Harrell as the 2019-20 Sixth Man of the Year. The former Louisville star has had yet another incredible season coming off the bench for the Western Conference powerhouse, averaging 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game while shooting 58-percent from the field.
But when the humble Harrell received his trophy from his teammate Williams, the 26-year old gave his grandmother, who recently passed away due to complications with COVID-19, a shoutout.
“She told me that this year was going to be my year,” Harrell said. “I went back to my room and contemplated having our talks one-on-one because we have had these talks and she told me I was going to win it this year. And it hurts. Yes, it is a tremendous blessing that I was able to get this and be here. But it hurts that I am not able to take it home to her.”
Harrell is still very much grieving the loss of his grandmother who he calls his best friend.
“I just want to say thank you,” Harrell said to the award voters before becoming emotional. “This is a tremendous honor. This is for my grandmother, who is not here with me today and not able to see this.
“She’s not going to be able to see me do something that she instilled in me as a young child, a game that she brought to my attention and I fell in love with and worked my tail off at.”
So well deserved!