Looks Like These Pro-D’Angelo Russell Tweets By Magic Johnson Were BS

Lakers fans’ dreams of Paul George joining D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle (did you hear they have the same agent?) were dashed today as D-Lo was shipped to the Nets for Brook Lopez and the No. 27 pick in this year’s draft:

Lakers are trading Tim Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell to Nets for Brook Lopez and 27th pick Thursday, sources say.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 20, 2017

According to Woj, the Lakers are gunning to bring in George and LeBron next offseason now that they no longer own Timofey Mozgov’s horrendous contract. Lofty #goals for sure, but it’s still shocking to see Magic pull the plug on 21-year-old D-Lo after years of backing him on Twitter.

Draft Day 2015: Magic approves of the Russell selection

I like D'Angelo Russell because he can shoot, he's explosive and he makes his teammates better.

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 25, 2015

Laker Nation: Congrats to Mitch Kupchak, Jim and Jeannie Buss on drafting, who I think is a future superstar in D'Angelo Russell!

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 25, 2015

2016: Magic becomes his mentor

Laker Nation: I'm looking forward to being a mentor to D'Angelo Russell on and off the court.

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 2, 2016

2017: Recently hired by the Lakers, Magic “looks forward” to working with Russell

D'Angelo Russell and I had a good conversation before the @Lakers vs. Celtics game. I look forward to working with him! @Dloading

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 4, 2017