D'Angelo Russell did not play in the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat, even though he had probably earned some burn. After the game, Russell looked pretty sad when asked if he knew the reasoning behind that decision:
That did not look like the response of a confident young player. It is important to remember that everyone is sad after a loss, even Lakers head coach Byron Scott, seen here seemingly realizing the team was about to lose to the New York Knicks on Sunday:
So much for this season being leaps and bounds happier and more hopeful than last season.