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D'Angelo Russell shows off ball-handling skills against older brother

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Russell schooled his big brother.

The Los Angeles Lakers drafted D'Angelo Russell second overall over Jahlil Okafor (their much-rumored target for the selection) in part because of the flashy ball handling skills he showed off in his single NCAA season at Ohio State. Lakers fans got a preview of Russell's handles in Summer League, but with the beginning of training camp still a few weeks away, Russell decided to post a little tease to Vine:

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That was a merciless display of dribbling prowess by the rookie, just schooling his older brother in front of his 522,000 or so followers on Vine. That actually brings to mind another practice dribbling display by a Lakers' rookie; when then rookie Julius Randle nearly put Ryan Kelly on the floor with his herky-jerky dribbling.

The lesson from these videos? Do not try to steal the ball from these young Lakers.