Lakers Isolating D’Angelo Russell Over Leaked Nick Young Video
Los Angeles Lakers players have reportedly isolated D'Angelo Russell over a leaked video he recorded of teammate Nick Young talking about cheating on fiance Iggy Azalea.
While the two are friends, the video -- which was shot a couple of months ago, according to a source -- has alienated the 20-year-old rookie from the rest of the team, all of whom are refusing to interact with him.
According to the L.A. Times, his teammates are "ticked off" that he recorded Young without his knowledge... and its leak made things worse.
ESPN reports that Russell ate at a table by himself during a recent breakfast meeting... and the tension has spilled over onto the court, resulting in the Lakers losing to the Utah Jazz earlier this week by a 48-point margin, which ties the franchise record for largest loss.
A source also added that the situation is "about as bad as it can get. There were trust issues already. Now there's no trust."
Nick Young (aka Swaggy P) is engaged to Azalea, but says he met another woman at a club in the video, after Russell asks Young, "You was 30 and she was 19?" Russell then asks, "What about Amber Rose? You ain't ever tried?" Young replies, "Nah, she know my girl."
NBA star Nick Young Caught on Video Admitting To Cheating On Iggy With A 19-Year-Old Girl After The Club! pic.twitter.com/9ny9tDG0Mb
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A Lakers source says the team is disappointed in Russell's judgment and chalked it up to immaturity. "D'Angelo is sometimes 20 going on 14. They've all been trying to prank each other this season. This was a stupid prank."
Iggy, obviously, heard about the video, which she acknowledged on Twitter, writing: "hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending... I actually liked his film. Thanks bro."