D’Angelo Russell calls ‘Kobe’ before practice shot, airballs (video)

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Remember when Blake Griffin impersonated Austin Rivers by breaking off the offense and then shooting over the backboard?

Griffin could do that, because he’s a star and Austin Rivers is Austin Rivers.

Does Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell want to similarly clown Kobe Bryant?

Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News:

Russell was clearly joking around when he waved off an imaginary screen to isolate. That’s pure Kobe.

Airballing a contested jumper? That’s pure Kobe, too.

I’m just not sure Russell intended to hit that close to home.