D’Angelo Russell Shares Statement On Julius Randle After Lakers Lose To Knicks

The Los Angeles Lakers lost the game to the New York Knicks, breaking a three-game streak. D’Angelo Russell and his teammates did his best to win the night, but the talented praised Julius Randle and his impact on the final outcome. Randle helped the Knicks win the game, delivering 33 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Not bad, right?

“No. No. I’m just a fan of his game. No relationship,” Russell said via the NBA Interviews YouTube channel. “We played together. Went our separate ways after that, and it’s just been competitive energy ever since then. So, I mean, that’s how I am with everybody. I’m not really friends with anybody, to be honest. So, on the court, it’s no love. You know, you just want to battle, try to get the win, and maybe shake hands after.”

Russell had a wonderful night as well. He hit 33 points, five rebounds, and eighth assists. The Lakers had a really good reason to snatch him.

D’Angelo Russell praised both Julius Randle and Anthony Davis

Russell and Randle played on the same team and Russell has great respect for Randle’s game. He respects great players and yes, he also praised Anthony Davis and everything he brings to the basketball court. The Lakers rely on the big man and Davis is definitely a game changer.

“He’s selfless, to be that good…I just wanna give him his flowers,” Russell said of his teammate. “I’ve been around a lot of players, players of his caliber as well. For him to be selfless and allow guys like Wenyen Gabriel and Vanderbilt to come in and stay in the game and control the momentum that we had going on was huge, and it’s contagious for the rest of our group to wanna play for one another. it starts with your best player. So, for him to do that, kudos.” The Lakers try really hard to make the playoffs this season. They missed two chances to win a title. Hopefully, they won’t make the same mistake again. Russell, Davis, and the rest of the guys will give their best shot to make the big game. LA needs a title!