A shocking video surfaced of Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young, filmed by his rookie teammate D’Angelo Russell, admitting that he cheated on his fiancée Iggy Azalea.
The video shows Russell talking to Young saying, “You was 30 and she was 19?” referencing a woman the 30-year-old Young met in a nightclub.
Russell also asks Young about model/actress/stripper Amber Rose?” “No, she knows my girl,” Young replied.
Russell then drops the bomb on Young that he is recording the conversation: “I’m glad you told my video all that.”
“Huh?” Young says before the video cuts off.
The Lakers new embarrassment comes towards the end of possibly their worst season ever and on the heels of suffering the worst loss in franchise history on Monday.
According to Hollywoodlife.com the 25-year-old Azalea plans to now call off their wedding plans.
Lakers officials expressed disappointment with Russell, who was drafted as the #2 overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. ESPN reported that so far they have chosen not to intervene. “Right now,” one source said, “they’re handling it by isolating him.”
Understandably, talk of the video has dominated locker room chatter, triggering tension between Russell and some of his teammates. One source claims that at a recent breakfast meeting other Lakers would not sit with the 20-year-old point guard. Moreover, when Russell sat next to guard Lou Williams in the locker room he got up and walked away.
ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne reported one source told her it has gotten bad for Russell. “It’s about as bad as it can get. There were trust issues already. Now there’s no trust.”
The Lakers have high hopes for Russell, who began the season as a starter but was benched several times for inconsistent performance. “He’s such a kid,” Coach Byron Scott said last month. “I told him the other day, ‘You’re 19, but sometimes I think you’re 14.'”
Russell’s late season play shows improvement. He averages 13.1 points per game, 3.4 assists, and 3.4 rebounds. Young has sat out the last ten games due to gastroenteritis, according to team officials.