For those of our viewers who have not heard there is more turmoil in LA LA land in the past few days. This season has been the third year in a row where the Lakers have had terrible records and will be lottery bound once again with no clear path back towards the playoffs anytime soon. Ever since Jerry Buss died, his kids, particularly Jim Buss, have run the team into the ground.
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A few days ago second overall pick for the Lakers, D'angelo Russell (PG) recorded a conversation of Lakers shooting guard Nick Young (Swaggy P) talking about other women he has been with. This video leaked onto Twitter and D'angelo Russell has denied that he had anything to do with leaking it.
Nick Young is engaged to Iggy Azelea and has dated her for a few years now. This has caused complete turmoil within the Lakers locker room adding to an already disastrous season. As Russell took the floor at the Staples Center last night, he was booed by the home crowd. Russell has since been isolated by his teammates and called out by many players from across the league.
Nick Young has come out and said he and Russell need to clear the air privately. Young has denied any cheating and Iggy Azelea has come out and said she would need "proof" of infidelity for it to affect her planned marriage with Young.
However, there is no question it is probably putting a strain on their relationship privately. This begs the question: What the hell are the Lakers going to do now? They have a yuge problem in their locker room right now. The entire team practically won't even acknowledge D'angelo Russell and many don't trust him. Russell was supposed to be a corner stone of the future and after a disappointing rookie season and now this fiasco, don't be surprised if the Lakers try and shop him around this offseason. I don't know where he will end up, but what I do know is that Russell screwed up big time worse than just you're typical "rookie mistake".
By Spencer Roush