Signs have emerged that show Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell could become a star. He throws dazzling passes. His outside shooting has emerged. The Lakers’ slide during his absence due to injury illustrated his importance.
Russell also had an increased profile, recently premiering in ABC’s NBA Christmas Day Promo that includes the Lakers playing a designated home game against the Clippers at Staples Center.
The promo, shown above, features a Christmas jingle based on “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with “It’s the Most Dunkastic Time of the Year.” They then show countless flashy passes, 3-pointers, and powerful dunks that could happen in the slate of Christmas Day games, including Knicks-Celtics (ESPN, 9 a.m. PT), Cavaliers-Warriors (11:30 pm. PT, ABC), Bulls-Spurs (2 p.m PT, ABC), Timberwolves-Thunder, 5 p.m PT, ESPN) and Lakers-Clippers (7:30 pm PT, ESPN).