From the moment D’Angelo Russell celebrated the Los Angeles Lakers signing Timofey Mozgov in free agency by throwing virtual lob passes to him in NBA 2K and declaring that he was better than Karl-Anthony Towns, it was clear the Lakers had a beautiful bromance on their hands.
With the Lakers officially hitting the road for their annual “Grammy Trip” (when the team clears out of Staples Center for the aforementioned awards show) and Russell’s birthday coming up, Mozgov had a chance to reciprocate the love.
Thanks to the Lakers’ official Twitter account, fans got a special look at the moment:
Mozzy decided it was time to give @Dloading an early birthday celebration while out for a traditional Russian dinner with the fellas. pic.twitter.com/k9RdnYAd4N— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 2, 2017
This might be the greatest behind-the-scenes video the Lakers have ever released. Probably not, but maybe!
I mean, just check out the look on the soon-to-be birthday boy’s face:
Name a more iconic duo. I’ll wait:
With the momentum from this carrying over, the Washington Wizards have no chance on Thursday.
Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.