This is where it all started for D’Angelo Russell.
Six weeks ago, Russell entered the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice facility for the first time and worked out for the team who would later draft him with the second overall pick just a few weeks later.
And, going by Russell’s choice of kicks, it seems as if the 19-year-old was always destined to wear the purple and gold.
In a photo posted to Instagram by Lakers social media guru Ty Nowell, we can see that Russell decided to wear a slick pair of Nike Kobe X shoes to his first ever workout with the Lake Show:
Very nice choice, young man.