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Meanwhile in Manhattan ... a star is born.

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Here's how you make a New York debut ... with ice in your veins.

D’Angelo Russell and teammates Isaiah Whitehead and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson traveled to Manhattan Wednesday night to play some hoops in the hallowed Dyckman Park tournament.

And they won...

But it's how they won that mattered. After Whitehead got them into OT, the game was on the line and the ball was in D-Loading’s hands. As he brought the ball up, the crowd anticipated something special, enveloping the court.

He did not disappoint.

With ice in his veins, Russell hit the buzzer beater, and as they say, the crowd went wild...

Another angle. Watch him point...

And another. Watch the crowd...

D-Lo gonna be a star in New York? In one part of Manhattan, he already is...

It started early. Here’s a crossover...

...and 1!

...and a dime to Seton Hall’s Desi Rodriguez:

Isaiah Whitehead also played. Oh yes, he did:

And out of Africa, so did Rondae Hollis-Jefferson...

As Spencer Dinwiddie tweeted...

Thanks to Zach Weiner of Overtime.com for sending us the highlights right after the game ended. MUCH appreciated!

Here’s a link to a LOT more highlights...

And a YouTube video....

Anthony Parisi, a member of the Brooklyn Brigade who writes for NetsDaily, was at the game. He says Russell turned a number of fans with his performance...

Russell showed that despite being in a different city, he still has ice in his veins.

Russell got off to a slow start. A few fans were even heckling Russell, calling him a ‘snitch’ ... and other names. When Russell started to heat up late in the game those same fans began to root for him. Russell's dagger at the end of overtime had everyone at Dyckman Park on their feet and Russell was mobbed on the court by hundreds of fans. It was a surreal scene and Nets fans have a lot to look forward to.

Russell appears to have that clutch gene. He showed it with the Lakers numerous times including against the Nets in March 2016, the game in fact where he originally told the world ‘I have ice in his veins.’

Now he’s doing it as a Net. Better.