LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell showed off his skills at the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on Saturday, sinking a half-court shot on camera, followed by a very accurate impersonation of Kobe Bryant.
After hitting the shot from beyond half-court, check out Russell’s spot-on imitation of a Kobe Bryant fist pump.
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The NBA Rookie Photo Shoot was filled with dancing, trick shots, and goofing off, as most of the rookies from the 2015 NBA Draft were in attendance.
Some players showed off their new uniforms with selfies, while others danced for the cameras.
Five University of Kentucky players were barely even able to all fit in the same photo prop during a picture, demonstrating the schools prominence in producing NBA players.
Russell also put on a special passing display, as he used his knee to throw the ball of the backboard for an alley-oop to teammate and fellow rookie Anthony Brown.
Aside from Russell’s theatrics at the Photo Shoot, Nets’ forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson stole the show by displaying an atrocious version of the popular dance move, “the whip”.