Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard D’Angelo Russell was super-pumped to join Kobe Bryant’s team … and then, the season started.

Russell, who was recently demoted to the bench along with teammate Julius Randle by head coach Byron Scott, was messing around with an assistant coach Wednesday when he airballed a fadeaway jumper while pretending to be Kobe.

… Awkward.

(Watch out, D’Angelo, the Black Mamba Army will not take this lightly.)

Scott says he has yet to talk to Russell and Randle about their new roles, which is awesome.

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