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Watch D'Angelo Russell receive big cheers when throwing out first pitch for Dodgers

Los Angeles is showing the Lakers' new rookie some love.

Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell threw out the first pitch for the Dodgers-Giants game on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. The rookie told Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News that he was hoping for cheers and Lakers fans delivered, serenading the young guard even though he tossed the first pitch juuuust a bit outside.

Here some more shots of Russell in his Dodger's jersey, via the team's official Twitter account:

That is a much warmer reception than the boos L.A. native, former Boston Celtic, and now Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce received when tossing out the first pitch at Chavez Ravine, serving as the latest example that Los Angeles is still a Lakers-centric town.