D’Angelo Russell found out just how spoiled and entitled some Lakers fans can be, finding out the hard way after paying Tracy McGrady too much homage.

During a recent appearance with Laker fans in attendance, Russell replied to the “controversy” by saying that he simply had a moment of inspiration while watching some old T-Mac highlights and that he wants Lakers fans to chill.

“There’s a lot of spoiled Lakers fans,” he said.

From Mark Medina of the LA Daily News:

With one click of a button, Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell made an impassioned fan base more upset than anything regarding his Summer League play.

Russell suggested in a tweet nearly two weeks ago that Tracy McGrady is the greatest player of all time. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and his legions of fans expressed their disapproval over Russell’s since-deleted tweet, though Russell said Bryant “was cool” about the incident.

“There’s a lot of spoiled Lakers fans. I wasn’t downgrading Kobe at all,” Russell said Saturday in an interview with the Los Angeles News Group. “I was just watching a highlight tape of Tracy McGrady and I got excited. I tweeted and the whole state of California went crazy.”

I’m not sure what young D’Angelo expected, with two or three Lakers greats challenging for the best ever slot.

By Glenn Erby


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