D’Angelo Russell Is Going To Get Traded

originally posted on deadpsin.com


Report: Lakers Angry At D’Angelo Russell Over Leaked Nick Young Video

Report: Lakers Angry At D’Angelo Russell Over Leaked Nick Young Video
Photo via AP.

Lakers players are angry at teammate D’Angelo Russell, have no trust in him, and are refusing to sit with him at meals, according to a report from Baxter Holmes and Marc Stein:

At a recent breakfast meeting, one source said, no Laker would sit with Russell at his table. The source added that, in another instance, Russell came into the locker room and sat next to guard Lou Williams, who got up and walked away.

“It’s bad,” one team source told ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne. “It’s about as bad as it can get. There were trust issues already. Now there’s no trust.”

The anger stems from a video uploaded to Twitter last week by celebrity gossip website Fameolous. The video shows Russell filming teammate Nick Young while he is watching TV in a hotel room, responding to Russell’s questions about women. Young talks about having hooked up with a 19-year-old woman “after the club” during the summer, seemingly admitting to having cheated on his fiancée Iggy Azalea.

Why Russell was filming Young, whether Young knew he was being filmed, why Young seemingly admitted to cheating on Azalea, and how the videos became public is all unknown. ESPN quotes a portion of a longer video that wasn’t uploaded by Fameolous but still somehow surfaced (h/t @jakeybzz), in which Young seems to learn that he was being filmed:

Later in the conversation, while apparently still recording, Russell is heard telling Young, “I’m glad you told my video all that.”

“Huh?” Young says, turning his face toward Russell before the video cuts off.

And because this is 2016, here are some possibly related mysterious subtweets:

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I Think I’m Gonna Be Sick

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The man with the best bracket and most points racked up among the 3 million brackets submitted to Yahoo sports made a terrible, terrible mistake.  He forgot to pick a champion.

$50,000 in prize money on the line, and he did not pick a champion.

James Kiki’s nailed some early upsets, he had seven of the Elite Eight teams correct.  He has a perfect Final Four.  He is tied with two other people for first overall, just three games away from a $50,000 grand prize.  James Kiki will not win. Here is his bracket.

“I don’t even want to think about it,” Kiki told Syracuse.com.

Ready to get even more upset?

Kiki, a South Sudanese refugee who works for a nonprofit in Syracuse, says he’d never filled out a bracket in his life, and only did so because he saw he could win $50,000.

But he was challeneged by Yahoo’s somewhat unintuitive picking system.  Kiki says he forgot about his bracket—“I’ve been watching the games, but I didn’t even know what teams I picked”—but only realized how well he had done, and how he had screwed up, when he was flooded by messages from other Yahoo users telling him how stupid he was.

I think I’m gonna be sick.