Maurice Lucas

Lakers' Brandon Ingram and D'Angelo Russell are Rising Stars

Lakers' Brandon Ingram and D'Angelo Russell are Rising Stars

Two Lakers will be part of this year’s Rising Stars Challenge during all-star weekend. Rookie Brandon Ingram and second-year guard D’Angelo Russell were both invited to participate, the NBA announced.

This is the second year Russell will be in the game.

“It’s a great honor,” Ingram said. “It’s something that as a kid you reach for, one of your goals is to get in. Just another opportunity to go have fun with guys I played AAU with, played in college with. … I think most of those guys I either played with or played against.”

Ingram has started 15 games for the Lakers, most recently starting at point guard when Russell was out with a right knee and calf injury. Russell’s...

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