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Dodgers: Newest Lakers Star Russell Westbrook to Throw Out First Pitch Today



The Dodgers and Lakers have a long relationship that runs deep between the 2 organizations. The most obvious connection for the moment is co-owner Magic Johnson, but the history between the 2 LA franchises is long and rich.

So whenever there is something to celebrate for the Lakers, the Dodgers are right there alongside them. We’ve seen stars like Anthony Davis come through Chavez Ravine and develop relationships with current players, and we also got to witness Kobe Bryant going all out for his Dodgers. 

Now, Dodgers fans will get introduced to the newest Lakers star this weekend. Los Angeles landed Russell Westbrook in a massive trade earlier this month, and he will be out at the Ravine on Sunday to throw out the first pitch. A former Long Beach native, Rus attended UCLA and earned the 4th overall pick of the 2008 NBA draft. 

Other Dodgers News

You know those City Connect uniforms the Dodgers were wearing? Justin Turner was apparently not a big fan of the hats. And a lot of fans around the league also felt the same way about the..we’ll call them bland, hats. 

The Dodgers have signed former All-Star closer Shane Greene to a Major League deal. He’ll join Corey Knebel, Blake Treinen, and Neftali Feliz as former All-Star closers that Andrew Friedman has scooped up to help out in the late innings. And he could potentially be a very good addition. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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