“Minnesota Lakers!” D’Angelo Russell, who lost to Nuggets, picks Anthony Edwards’ and team to sweep the Mavs in Conference Finals

The Minnesota Timberwolves will face the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference finals.

“Minnesota Lakers!” D’Angelo Russell, who lost to Nuggets, picks Anthony Edwards’ and team to sweep the Mavs in Conference Finals

D'Angelo Russell is supporting the Timberwolves over the Mavericks.

It seems like the Los Angeles Lakers D’Angelo Russell has not moved on from the loss against the Denver Nuggets. The reigning champions ended the Lakers postseason early in the first round in just five games. Now, the Lakers star is supporting the Minnesota Timberwolves, as they have moved ahead by defeating the Nuggets.

The Nuggets will be unable to defend their title as the Minnesota Timberwolves shocked the team in Game 7. The T-Wolves are now headed for the Western Conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks. D’Angelo Russell took this opportunity to show support for his former team as he posted an Instagram story with the caption “Minnesota Lakers Wolves in 4″.

The star reposted Jarred Vanderbilt‘s post, which consisted of Russell, Vanderbilt, and Taurean Prince, who are all former Timberwolves. After Minnesota’s unreal win in the second round, Russell predicted a sweep of the Mavericks.

The Lakers’ record against the Nuggets has been a topic of discussion all season. After getting swept in last year’s West Finals, the Lakers were unable to take down the former champions. The team only won one game in the first round of the playoffs, throughout the entire season. Russell might still be scarred, as he is supporting the defeaters of the Nuggets ahead in the competition.

Fans reacted to D’Angelo Russell supporting the Wolves

The ‘Minnesota Lakers’ joke has been going on among Lakers fans throughout the second round. Hence, fans were excited as their star joined in on the fun and was happy with the Nuggets’ downfall. As there are quite a few parody accounts on social media, some fans also thought that the Instagram story was fabricated.

Fans took to social media to react to Russell’s support for the Timberwolves. Here’s what netizens from X had to say about D’Lo’s hilarious Instagram story.

D’Lo’s performance in the playoffs did not live up to the mark, as he was scoreless in the game 3 loss. The star only averaged 14.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in the postseason. As the guard has a player option next season, it would be interesting to see what the Lakers would do with D’Lo’s contract.

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