It is not just NBA rumors that gave interest to the recent actions of LA Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell. Russell has been a trending topic since the secretly recorded video of Nick Young’s confession became viral. And it cannot be helped for social media enthusiasts and online forum participants to speculate on a major action, such as trade or even a lawsuit, to be taken possibly by Young or the Lakers management.
The NBA rumor mill is now feasting on the recent controversy surrounding the Lakers franchise involving Russell and his teammates. It has been reported that ever since the video of Young’s confession about cheating her fiancé, Iggy Azalea, hit the web, some Lakers players are said to be avoiding the young point guard.
This event doesn’t bring any good for both players and for the team they are playing for. There have been previous trust issues in the Lakers, and this incident somehow aggravates the said team problem. And such public release of the video disappointed not just Russell’s teammate but most especially their coach, Byron Scott.
“I haven’t talked to him, won’t talk to him. That’s an internal matter that our guys will deal with. The only thing that I’m disappointed about is that it got out. We’re a family, and we try to keep everything in-house,” Scott said via ESPN.
As a result of the video recording which exposes the alleged unfaithfulness of Nick Young, the Lakers are isolating Russell and perhaps to avoid further conflicts until things are resolved internally.
Right now, based on ESPN’s insider’s story, things are not working fine within the Lakers’ roster, as most players are starting to avoid Russell. And such prank placed Russell in a tight spot, even pointing to the previous labeling of Byron Scott.
“He’s such a kid. I told him the other day, ‘You’re 19, but sometimes I think you’re 14,’” Scott said via LA Times.
There are still no recent updates on the possible repercussion of D’Angelo Russell’s action. NBA rumors are swirling all over the web even speculating a possible trade. On the aspect of legality, no identified party has brought it up or even inquired of the legal liabilities enclosed within the incident.
Right now it’s just rumors and speculations proliferating on the web. Guess we would just have to wait for the next unfolding of this so-called Lakers drama.
As of now, it is being reported that Iggy Azalea appreciated the video recording and alleged upload of Russell, even thanking the supposed future of the Lakers franchise via social media.
“hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending… I actually liked his film. Thanks bro.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) March 30, 2016”
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