( 4UMF NEWS ) Lakers Shun Rookie Over Nick Young Video:
Los Angeles Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell has been shunned by teammates since a video of a conversation he captured with Nick Young surfaced, according to multiple published reports.
Young could be heard discussing a woman — and it’s not his fiancée Iggy Azalea.
“Right now, they’re handling it by isolating him,” an unnamed member of the Lakers organization told ESPN in a story published late Tuesday night.
Russell sat by himself at a recent team breakfast meeting, according to ESPN. On another occasion, Russell entered the locker room and sat next to guard Lou Williams, who got up and walked away.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Russell’s Lakers’ teammates are “ticked off” that the video was made public. Young doesn’t appear to know he was being taped.
“You was 30 and she was 19?” Russell asked Young, 30, in reference to a woman he met at a club.
“What about Amber Rose?” Russell said, referencing another celebrity.
“No, she knows my girl,” Young responded.
Later in the video, Russell said, “I’m glad you told my video all that.”
“D’Angelo is sometimes 20 going on 14,” a person familiar with the situation told The Los Angeles Times. “They’ve all been trying to prank each other this season. This was a stupid prank.”
The newspaper reported that the Lakers have no plans to punish Russell.