Rui Hachimura is excited to join the Lakers and wear #1. 28 jerseys

Los Angeles Lakers new acquisition Rui Hachimura on Tuesday expressed his joy at being traded to “one of the greatest” franchises in the NBA.

“I would say the Lakers are one of the most famous teams in Japan,” said the forward, who will wear the No. 1.28, according to a statement at a press conference.

“I’m so excited about this opportunity… I’m so happy to be part of this family and part of Los Angeles.”

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