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Lakers News: Luke Walton, super leader D’Angelo Russell, Lakers better after Kobe Bryant

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The retirement of Kobe Bryant had loyal fans sentimental, while many wondered what would become of the team in the new season, Lakers news reveal. But then came Luke Walton who’s a head coach for the first time, and D’Angelo Russell embracing change.

D’Angelo Russell seems wiser than his years. When talking about taking over the helm after Kobe Bryant ‘s retirement he knew exactly that such leadership was not only for him, but also for everyone else in the team.

It’s the kind of mentality that Luke Walton preaches, and it reflects with how their game has changed, Lakers news say.

The Lakers is moving the ball like never before.

“The end result is a 50.8 effective shooting percentage producing 104.8 points per 100 possessions, 11th in the NBA and an improvement of better than 6 pts. in offensive efficiency over last season,” according to a report by the Washington Post.

Not only are they doing well offensively, but defensively too, and Luke Walton ‘s team has now won 3 games in a row for a record of 4-3. It’s the first winning record for the team since the 2011-2012 season.

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Meta World Peace was all praise for D’Angelo Russell ‘s leadership that he posted a weird photo of him floating, as if a super leader, leading the young team under Luke Walton.

But fans wonder if LA will be able to sustain its winning form. What Lakers news reveals is that they are far better now without Kobe Bryant, and the young talents led by D’Angelo Russell are fully buying into Luke Walton ‘s style. They’ve won against the super team Warriors and Phoenix, and that’s saying something.

Like D’Angelo Russell, Luke Walton isn’t the type to take much credit for himself.

“To me it’s about us as a group,” Luke Walton said for Lakers news. “It’s about what we want to do, what we want to achieve and what we believe. Whether people say we’re the best or the worst, I don’t think that should influence our approach. It’s all about the inner belief we have in each other as a team and ourselves.”

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