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“This Sh** So Poetic”: LeBron James’ New Teammates’ Celebration Before Joining the Lakers Makes Fans Go Haywire as Clip Resurfaces

Published 03/10/2023, 6:10 AM EST

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The Los Angeles Lakers are surely a daunting threat to the rest of the West, with the Playoffs around the corner. Having traded away Russell Westbrook and acquired the likes of D’Angelo Russell, Mo Bamba, Jarred Vanderbilt and others before the trade deadline, they seem to have greatly strengthened their squad. With the new additions on the roster, they have won seven out of their last 11 games.

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Perhaps because of such a performance, a video of three of the new Lakers showing their excitement to play beside LeBron James is doing the rounds on the internet again.

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A video of D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt celebrating in their own style while making their way to Los Angeles was circulated today. It conveyed how much they were excited about their new turf. The video starts with the players getting into a car to make their way to the airport. They board a plane to reach California’s largest city, where they can be seen enjoying their destination. The clip goes on to spotlight some of Russell’s plays with the Lakers this season.

The stars in the video have shown their mettle on hardwood. While fans might not have seen much of Russell’s playmaking or scoring as he is currently injured, they have definitely witnessed Vando’s defensive prowess and Beasley’s shooting ability in the past few games.


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The trio has definitely upped the Lakers’ game and helped ensure their position as championship contenders. Notably, the trio could only share the court with LeBron James for three games since they joined the team, as James is also currently sidelined with an injury.

Fans loved the players’ celebrations

In response to the video, fans took to social media to express themselves. They showered a lot of love on the players who could be seen heading to LA all over again! As soon as it was shared, fans swarmed the comments on Twitter. They were delighted to come across the video a second time, after having surely witnessed the protagonists’ heroics on the court.

D’Angelo Russell’s balling skills at the end was a sort of cherry-on-top for the viewers, probably having inspired the several who commented on the Lakers’ future. The re-upload seemingly brought them back to the present after its refreshing throwback. Many expressed their hopes that the Lakers would win the championship this season with the new ballers on their team.

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Here are some of the reactions:


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Ayush Roy


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Ayush Roy is an NBA writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Calcutta. Capitalizing his background in finance, Ayush likes to dive deep into the economics of the NBA.
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