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Lakers Podcast: Darius Soriano of Forum Blue and Gold on how expectations have framed D’Angelo Russell and the Lakers’ season outlook

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Expectations are all over the place, so we try to make sense of them.

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Harrison was slacking off again, so Anthony went and got an upgrade guest to fill in. This time, it was Darius Soriano of Forum Blue & Gold, and there was plenty to talk about.

First, D’Angelo Russell continues to drive conversation with his play. He’s leading the Lakers in several statistical categories and has played quite well, yet fans are somehow disappointed. Darius and Anthony try to figure out why.

Then, they discuss how the expectations for Russell might’ve been too high coming into this season, but the situation has flipped and maybe people weren’t giving enough credit to what the Lakers were capable of.

They also spoke about the playoffs for this team and the grueling stretch they have, starting with Friday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. Hope you enjoy and if you do, make sure to tell Harrison to keep slacking off!

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