Magic Johnson to mentor Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell
Hall of Famer Magic Johnson said in a series of tweets on Sunday that he plans to mentor Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell.
Russell met with Johnson last week to pick the brain of the Lakers legend.
Johnson has been critical of the Lakers in recent years, but has continued to be a fixture for the franchise were he spent all 13 of his NBA seasons.
In my meeting with D'Angelo Russell, he picked my brain about the PG position and I'm looking forward to working out with him this summer!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 1, 2016
Russell had a tough season both on and off the court as a rookie. The 20-year-old spent much of the season coming off the bench, averaging 13.2 points in 28.2 minutes. He caused controversy when a video from his phone showing Nick Young seemingly admit to infidelity was posted online.
Russell was the No. 2 pick of the 2015 draft.