Alexis Ajinca

Dark clouds momentarily parted for Lakers' D'Angelo Russell in New Orleans, not that anyone noticed

Dark clouds momentarily parted for Lakers' D'Angelo Russell in New Orleans, not that anyone noticed

D'Angelo Russell scored 32 points and nobody noticed.

This is what happens when you're a bystander for the Kobe Bryant goodbye tour on a team with a 16-63 record.

Russell has endured a rough couple of weeks, cast into the center of a mainstream saga when his secretly recorded video of teammate Nick Young was leaked to a celebrity gossip site.

Russell was called a snitch, universally condemned for surreptitiously asking Young about women who were not his fiancée, rapper Iggy Azalea.

The rookie had to offer numerous apologies, including one to Young, and played badly on the court, shooting...

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