NBA — 31 August 2015
D’Angelo Russell Says Lakers Fans Are Spoiled

D’Angelo Russell hasn’t yet played a regular season game for the Lakers yet, but he’s not making many fans so far. A few weeks ago, he tweeted out that he thought Tracy McGrady was the “GOAT,” to which Kobe Bryant replied:

Russell is certainly entitled to his opinion and shouldn’t be forced to think Kobe is the greatest just because he happens to be his teammate now. But the rookie took it a step further by claiming that Lakers fans are spoiled when asked about the reaction to his tweet. Be careful, rook. This can all turn ugly really quickly.

“There’s a lot of spoiled Lakers fans. I wasn’t downgrading Kobe at all,” Russell said Saturday in an interview with the Los Angeles News Group. “I was just watching a highlight tape of Tracy McGrady and I got excited. I tweeted and the whole state of California went crazy.”

If anything, Kobe disrespected Tracy McGrady with his response.


H/T: Daily News

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  1. I’ve been a die-hard Laker fan since 1968. First of all, this young punk shouldn’t even be on my beloved Lakers. If Jim Buss wasn’t such a drunk a..hole, we would have gotten a big (Okafor ?) instead of another guard. Who cares what this young kids says about us Lakers fans. He still has snot running from his nose and hasn’t played a single game yet as a Laker. He better hope that he can man-up in a Lakers uniform. This is man-ball not cry baby ball. Without us fans he will soon realize that he is no one to be concerned with. PROVE YOURSELF KID BEFORE YOU START RUNNING YOUR GUMS OFF ABOUT LASKERS FANS.

    Joe Laker of Syracuse, NY

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