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D'Angelo Russell isn't going anywhere, reveals his goal for his 2nd stint with the Lakers

By James Brown

The returning Laker, D'Angelo Russell had a sense of rematch for himself to do things better this time around in LA, and so far has delivered

The returning Laker, D'Angelo Russell had a sense of rematch for himself to do things better this time around in LA, and so far has delivered

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The Los Angeles Lakers not only had a disastrous start to the 2022-23 campaign, but they were close to repeating the failure of the previous season including the failed experiment of Russell Westbrook.

Westbrook did return for the 2022-23 season, but to the Lakers fan's relief, the point guard was traded and in his place, D'Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, and Jarred Vanderbilt were signed.

The energy, chemistry, culture, and mindset of the Lakers completely changed and a big part of it was thanks to D'Angelo Russell, who, this time around made things better.

Russell has now revealed that his goal for his second stint was to bring the fun to LA. “Honestly, it was fun man cause of the buzz around the team, the Lakers were being talked about, you know what I mean? It was kinda like, like everybody was laughing at the Lakers cause we were losing at the time. So, for me it was kinda like let’s bring this new energy and we came with some guys I already knew, that were happy go lucky guys."

D'Angelo Russell is staying with the Lakers for the season

Even when there has been all kind of rumors, D-Lo has just signed for two more years and will stay in LA. Russell said about bringing the fun to LA "Teams need those energy guys, not energy on the court, but energy like in the locker room, make guys laugh, make guys… you need that offset. With the Vando’s, the Beas’, we came with that energy that we just wanted to make everybody smile again, let’s make this fun again. I don’t know what it was before we left, before we got there. Not fun? Y’all were getting your ass kicked. It was fun, it was fun though, getting there and bringing that new energy, we started winning and looked up we had a chance to make a run. We had a successful little run, then we had a chance to make it to the playoffs and go further, we did that. You look up man and we’re in the Western Conference Finals and it’s like, ‘let’s keep going, let’s keep going!’ But, obviously we lost to the champions, it is hard to show up and win it all like that in this league. So, I was more than happy with our success.”

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