D’Angelo Russell hit a 27-foot buzzer beater to win the Lakers’ NBA Summer League game against the 76ers. He had choice words for his play after the game.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers faced off in NBA Summer League action on Saturday night, and although sloppy, it had a memorable ending. Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell launched a 27-foot buzzer beater, sinking the bomb and sealing the victory for the Lakers.
That should have been the big story on this night, but Russell stepped to the mic to be interviewed by ESPN’s J.A. Adande, and he told the world how he felt about his play.
Watching the video you can see how uncomfortable Adande is with Russell’s remarks. Russell tries to deflect to his teammates, but the damage is done.
The second overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, Russell had a roller coaster rookie season last year. His biggest newsworthy moment might have been when he videotaped fellow Lakers guard Nick Young admitting to cheating on fiance Iggy Azalea.
Hopefully for Russell and the Lakers, he will let his game do the talking this season, as he is expected to be a cornerstone for the franchise. The Lakers will be without star Kobe Bryant for the first time in 20 years. The young guard will team with this year’s number two pick, Brandon Ingram to form the new nucleus in LaLa Land.
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