LeBron James didn’t call D’Angelo Russell a special player. He was talking about Kyrie Irving

Posted by    |    March 20th, 2017 at 4:53 pm


Well this is awkward. On Sunday night D’Angelo Russell scored a career-high 40 points against the Cavaliers while also becoming the youngest Lakers’ player to ever score as many in a game. While the Lakers lost to the Cavaliers, it was still a big night for a young team and something they could build on. Especially when LeBron James himself declared Russell a “special player.” But it turned out LeBron was actually talking about Kyrie Irving. The special point guard on his own team. Not Russell.

Per Lakers, a transcript they gave last night had a mistake. LeBron didnt call D’Angelo Russell a “special player.” Was talking about Kyrie.

— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 20, 2017

The Lakers admitted there was an error in the transcript and James did not in fact call Russell “special.” Good thing no one noticed or made a big deal of it Monday night.

Just kidding, looks like they they did. I’m sure D’Angelo Russell won’t lose sleep over the mixup but it would have to hurt a little knowing LeBron was talking about someone else.