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Hate It Or Love It: D'Angelo Russell Makes History

Published March 19, 2024 at 7:24 PM

Last night, the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a significant victory against the Atlanta Hawks, thanks to standout performances by LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and D'Angelo Russell.

Russell's remarkable shooting, going 6-10 on three-pointers, has now equaled the franchise record previously held by Lakers icon Nick Van Exel.

Following the game, Russell shared with reporters the significance of matching the record while having his family present in the arena.

"Once again, that's another beautiful feeling knowing what this organization means to me. Obviously, it's adopted me from a very young age being a rookie in this league to have my name in the record books at multiple different organizations...I just give credit to the work that I put in."

Last night, Russell matched Van Exel's record of 183 three-pointers with the Lakers. With plenty of basketball left this season, Russell aims to surpass the record, as he previously expressed.

Adding to the feat, Russell executed Van Exel's signature move, the one-leg three, making his performance even more impressive.

Russell's proficiency in shooting threes has been instrumental in lifting the Lakers, and they rely on him to maintain his momentum to secure crucial victories for the remainder of the season.

As the Lakers strive to avoid the play-in playoff bracket, Russell's exceptional long-range shooting significantly enhances their chances of achieving this goal.

Source : Sports Illustrated
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Hate It Or Love It: D'Angelo Russell Makes History

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