D'Angelo Russell Showers Profane Praise On Lakers Teammate

D'Angelo Russell, the starting point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, has been known to hype up his teammates as much as anyone in the NBA.

He's been doing it for years, and the Lakers have noticed it more since acquiring him at the trade deadline last year.

Russell was eager to applaud a teammate who sank a critical basket for the Lakers after the Lakers defeated the Phoenix Suns in the quarterfinals of the In-Season Tournament. 

After guard Austin Reaves sank a huge three-point shot at the end of the game, Russell let him know how he felt.

This is Russell, and it is what makes him such an excellent teammate. He called out Reaves for his great play, indicating that this Lakers squad cares about one another.

That isn't typically seen from teams, but it's nice to see it from the Lakers, who have had their ups and downs this season. However, this team is taking the In-Season Tournament very seriously, as evidenced by their performance in the games.

The Lakers improved to 5-0 in the new Tournament with the win over the Suns, and they will now go to Las Vegas for the semi-finals. In the game, they will face the New Orleans Pelicans, and it will be a matchup that will put the Lakers to the test throughout.

New Orleans likes to sprint up and down the floor, so the Lakers must be ready to keep up. Their defense is what will help them win this game, and fortunately, LA has improved on that end of the floor recently.

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