“OMG It’s Happening?”: D’Angelo Russell’s Scary Injury Draws Insane Reaction From Lakers Nation

Published 12/30/2023, 11:03 PM EST

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The Los Angeles Lakers were looking to even the odds as they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves in their most recent game. The last time these two teams met, the Wolves got the best of the Lakers, taking the win home. But this time, the Lakers looked to regain their lick and even the season record against Minnesota.

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That might be easier said than done as Lakers star point guard D’Angelo Russell got injured during the game. Watch as his scary injury drew weird and insane reactions from the Lakers Nation.

Lakers fans seemingly rejoice in D’Angelo Russell’s injury

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The Los Angeles Lakers have often relied on Anthony Davis and LeBron James for the team’s offense. Lately, Austin Reaves has been pouring it in every other night while coming off the bench, playing the role of a spark plug.

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But when all three players would have an off night, that is when D’Angelo Russell would step up. Russell has been a crucial part of the Lakers’ early success this season with his three-point shooting.

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But now, the team may have to find another player who would step up in place of Russell. According to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, D’Angelo Russell suffered a bruised tailbone drawing that offensive foul at the end of the 3rd Q. He’ll miss the rest of the game, per the Lakers.”

To this, one fan tweeted, Omg it’s happening ????.”

Whereas another fan commented, “Max Christie time! Heal up Dlo! Need you healthy by February 8th.”

Fans seem to rejoice that D’Angelo Russel has gotten injured and the team may have a chance to win now. Given that Russell has been slow on offense this past month, that does not take away his performance from before.

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The Los Angeles Lakers lost a close game to the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 108-106 final score. And yet, fans were convinced that D’Angelo Russell’s injury would be a boon rather than a bane for the team.

One fan on X said, “I’ll feel very comfortable if he doesn’t come back.”

Another fan had this to say, “We might win now.”

Here are a few more reactions from fans on X.

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Given that Russell may not be performing well, that still doesn’t mean he deserves such a reaction from Laker Nation.

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Hopefully, D’Angelo Russell makes a quick recovery, as the Lakers will need all the help they can get.

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