d'angelo russell

The rumor mill has been in play for weeks that the Lakers would trade their top pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The idea seemed reasonable until they landed the second pick for the second year in a row. Now the situation has gotten very, very interesting.
Vlade Divac, president of basketball operations and general manager was traded for Bryant back in 1996 from the Charlotte
When was the last time Kobe Bryant was still Kobe Bryant? It's a difficult and, for some, painful question to ask. As much as he tries, and dear god is he trying, Kobe isn't Kobe this year. Not even close.
I don't think Russell was very surprised when Kobe told him this.
Although, isn't imitation the sincerest form of flattery?