Hang Time: Paintball and team chemistry with Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell
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This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's November 14 Playing Through Pain Issue. Subscribe today! Jordan Clarkson's brow furrows. "Let's get after it," he says. "You hear me?" "Yup, it's over," D'Angelo Russell replies, his eyes narrowing. "I'm gonna light his ass up." The "it" they're getting after? Uh, that's me. It's a balmy evening at a paintball course in Bellflower, California, and the heirs of a Lakers backcourt relinquished by Kobe Bryant are armed to the teeth and feeling good. They've fine-tuned their craft over the past 12 months in regular games with teammates at Hollywood Sports Park, this world-class paintball facility 18 miles south of Staples Center. It's like a team-building exercise with high-velocity projectiles. And they're about to inflict their team-building all over me. I owe all of this to former Laker Roy Hibbert, who introduced paintball outings to the team when he signed with LA..
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