WATCH: Lakers rookie Russell says he’s imitating Kobe, then shoots air ball

It’s been a rough season so far for the 3-18 Los Angeles Lakers, who have now dropped nine of their past 10 games. 

Anyhow, on Wednesday, L.A. Daily News Lakers beat writer Mark Medina captured a video showing Russell working with Lakers player development coach Thomas Scott. In the clip, Russell indicates that he’s doing a Kobe impression:

We don’t know if Russell shot that airball on purpose, but we do know that Bryant’s shooting percentage has dropped to an abysmal .306 this season through 18 games played and 320 field goals attempted.