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D'Angelo Russell wants to enjoy an All-Star career and retire as a Laker

The rookie has big dreams of leading the purple and gold back to prominence.

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No one can accuse D'Angelo Russell of setting low expectations for himself.

"Three years from now I definitely would plan on considering being an All-Star and helping this franchise get to where it was and being a piece of that," Russell told Mike Trudell of in a wide-ranging "Lakers Voices" live video chat on Monday. "And if I could retire as a Laker that would be great. It's just a winning franchise and L.A. is great. I love it."

Russell isn't an All-Star yet, but since the All-Star break he's played well enough that if his current trajectory continues it won't be a break for long. Since returning from Toronto, Russell has averaged 18.5 points per game on 45.8 percent shooting to go with 4.4 assists. If the confident rookie can keep up that type of production, his lofty goals will be well within reach.

The whole chat offered a fun window into Russell's unique personality and his experience in the NBA so far. Here are a few of the highlights (and you can watch the whole thing here):

For those that don't understand the reference in the last tweet, Jordan Clarkson has been imitating this Vine on his Snapchat all weekend (h/t Alysha Tsuji of For the Win)

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