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: