Jahlil Okafor rejects D'Angelo Russell in Summer League game

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It’s only Summer League, but it was fun to watch Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell and Sixers center Jahlil Okafor get after it.

Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, and Okafo

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r, the No. 3 selection, faced off for the first time as pros when Los Angeles took on Philadelphia on Saturday. The two rookies met in the lane at the end of the second quarter as Okafor used his giant hand to palm a Russell shot attempt.

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Don’t worry, D’Angelo. Larry Nance Jr. has got your back. The Lakers would go on to win, 68-60.