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Luke Walton is ready to return the fun to the Lakers and that has people smiling

Luke Walton is ready to return the fun to the Lakers and that has people smiling

The most compelling part of Luke Walton’s introductory news conference as Lakers coach Tuesday actually occurred after the news conference.

At the opposite end of the practice facility, Walton’s baritone voice was replaced by another sort of deep thump.

D’Angelo Russell, dressed in a hoodie, board shorts and deck shoes, just couldn’t help himself.

He picked up a basketball and suddenly started shooting three-pointers.

“Let’s get it, let’s go, I’m excited, I’m sweating right now, let’s go more,’’ the kid said.

There was joy in a voice that was once so sullen. It echoed the joy in the faces...

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