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As the Los Angeles Lakers gear up for the inaugural In-Season Tournament Final against the Indiana Pacers, point guard D’Angelo Russell sheds light on the pivotal factors that have fueled his newfound consistency in the NBA.

Russell, known for his dynamic play on the court, attributes his elevated performance to a fundamental shift in his lifestyle.

The 27-year-old revealed, via ClutchPoints, “I’ve had my best season in the NBA when I hired a chef and I got the proper sleep, things like that. That’s all I needed to see to know to continue up with that, to know that that matters.”

The Lakers’ point guard emphasizes the importance of off-court elements in achieving sustained excellence, highlighting the impact of dietary choices and prioritizing quality sleep.

Russell’s revelation comes at a crucial juncture in the season, with the Lakers aiming for success in the highly anticipated In-Season Tournament Final against the Indiana Pacers.

This season, Russell has been a key contributor for the Lakers, averaging 16.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game in 30.2 minutes of play.