D’Angelo Russell Calls Out Haters After Monster Performance

Los Angeles guard D'Angelo Russell had an outstanding outing and let his haters know about it.

Mar 8, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA;  Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell (1) reacts
Mar 8, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell (1) reacts / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports
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Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell has never faded away from the noise that comes with being a professional athlete.

Ever since arriving in LA, fans have consistently called for him to be traded but he has learned to block out the noise.

Russell is a creative ball handler and has a knack for scoring on three levels. The Ohio State product has been lights out from downtown this year and that continued in the Mar. 8 contest against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Russell dropped a Lakers career-high 44 points, nine assists, and made nine 3-pointers. Furthermore, he hit a game-winning shot to give Los Angeles the win.

With LeBron James sidelined for this contest, Russell stepped up and helped them secure the win.

The 28-year-old oozes confidence and spoke about it in the post-game press conference. Russell said, "Public humiliation has molded me into the killer that y'all see today. I never lack confidence, I never fear confrontation. I want all the smoke."

Lakers Guard D'Angelo Russell Has The Utmost Confidence in Himself

Russell has the skillset to carry the offense for different stretches and that was on full display in the win over the Bucks.

The 2015 No. 2 overall pick is averaging 18.1 points, 6.2 assists, and is shooting a career-high 42% from beyond the arc. He's compiled 20-plus points in five of his last eight games.

After this big win, the Lakers are now 35-30 in a jam packed Western Conference.

The next month of the season is crucial but the Lakers have the superstars to make a serious late-season push. Los Angeles has the sixth-best odds (+1400) to win the Western Conference. If you want to take lock-in of these odds, head over to FanDuel Sportsbook and claim your sign-up bonus.

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