"Snitch": D'Angelo Russell is the most hated man in LA

WhatsOn Mar 31, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - D’Angelo Russell knows he must rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers’ trust in him after the rookie guard’s unflattering video exchange with teammate Nick Young ended up on social media.

Speaking before Wednesday night’s home game against Miami, Russell apologized profusely for recording the video, saying his actions have created “a bad vibe” on the last-place club.

Russell also acknowledged that the video might have imperiled Young’s relationship with his fiancée, rapper Iggy Azalea.

“I feel as sick as possible,” Russell said. “I wish I could make things better right away, but I can’t.”

Russell is a pillar of the last-place Lakers’ rebuilding effort, but he was lightly booed by Lakers fans in pregame introductions and in the opening minutes against the Heat. Other fans shouted “Snitch!” and “Traitor!” from the stands at Staples Center.

In Russell’s video, the 20-year-old point guard asks Young about being with women other than Azalea. Russell claimed he has no idea how the video became public, claiming he didn’t post it on social media or send it to any friends.

“That’s the two-and-two I’m trying to put together, me and my team,” said Russell, who also declined to blame the leak on phone hacking. “I have no clue how that got out.”

Russell disagreed with claims that his teammates have isolated him, but he knows they aren’t happy.

“I know if I’ve lost anybody’s trust, I’m going to work my tail off to gain it back, because that’s something you need for a winning team,” Russell said. “You need everybody to trust each other. You need the first guy to trust the 15th guy, and that’s my intentions.”

Iggy Azalea has thanked Russell for secretly making a tape in which her fiance Nick Young appeared to admit cheating on her.

The 25-year-old star - who got engaged to the basketball player last June - hasn't directly commented about the state of her relationship after the footage leaked online, but suggested she has learned from her partner's Los Angeles Lakers teammate's film.

She tweeted: "hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending... I actually liked his film. Thanks bro.(sic)"

Iggy and Nick are currently said to be "not on good terms" and their engagement is in "jeopardy", but sources told TMZ the sportsman is "crushed" by the leaked footage - in which he doesn't appear to be aware he was being filmed - and is determined to do what he can to repair their relationship.

The website reports the video was recorded months ago, and everyone involved believes it was obtained and leaked by a third party, rather than D'Angelo.

However, there is said to be major tension between the two sportsmen, and their other teammates are also furious about the breach of trust.

One source told ESPN: "It's bad. It's about as bad as it can get. There were trust issues already. Now there's no trust."

The video shows D'Angelo at home speaking on the phone with his teammate and asking Nick about his sexual exploits.

At one point, he says: "You was 30, she was 19?

"What about Amber Rose, you ain't never tried?"

The leak comes just a week after Iggy insisted she never believed rumours she had been cheated on.

She said: "Hey, that's part of being a basketball player. There's always something.

"When people come out and say things, and have their entire [press plan] where they do 700 interviews about the one time you catcalled me out of a car supposedly, to me that takes a bit of the potential authenticity of the story away.

"I believe my man, and Nick is a super nice guy. This is not the kind of thing he would do."

"Snitch": D'Angelo Russell is the most hated man in LA

WhatsOn Mar 31, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - D’Angelo Russell knows he must rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers’ trust in him after the rookie guard’s unflattering video exchange with teammate Nick Young ended up on social media.

Speaking before Wednesday night’s home game against Miami, Russell apologized profusely for recording the video, saying his actions have created “a bad vibe” on the last-place club.

Russell also acknowledged that the video might have imperiled Young’s relationship with his fiancée, rapper Iggy Azalea.

“I feel as sick as possible,” Russell said. “I wish I could make things better right away, but I can’t.”

Russell is a pillar of the last-place Lakers’ rebuilding effort, but he was lightly booed by Lakers fans in pregame introductions and in the opening minutes against the Heat. Other fans shouted “Snitch!” and “Traitor!” from the stands at Staples Center.

In Russell’s video, the 20-year-old point guard asks Young about being with women other than Azalea. Russell claimed he has no idea how the video became public, claiming he didn’t post it on social media or send it to any friends.

“That’s the two-and-two I’m trying to put together, me and my team,” said Russell, who also declined to blame the leak on phone hacking. “I have no clue how that got out.”

Russell disagreed with claims that his teammates have isolated him, but he knows they aren’t happy.

“I know if I’ve lost anybody’s trust, I’m going to work my tail off to gain it back, because that’s something you need for a winning team,” Russell said. “You need everybody to trust each other. You need the first guy to trust the 15th guy, and that’s my intentions.”

Iggy Azalea has thanked Russell for secretly making a tape in which her fiance Nick Young appeared to admit cheating on her.

The 25-year-old star - who got engaged to the basketball player last June - hasn't directly commented about the state of her relationship after the footage leaked online, but suggested she has learned from her partner's Los Angeles Lakers teammate's film.

She tweeted: "hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending... I actually liked his film. Thanks bro.(sic)"

Iggy and Nick are currently said to be "not on good terms" and their engagement is in "jeopardy", but sources told TMZ the sportsman is "crushed" by the leaked footage - in which he doesn't appear to be aware he was being filmed - and is determined to do what he can to repair their relationship.

The website reports the video was recorded months ago, and everyone involved believes it was obtained and leaked by a third party, rather than D'Angelo.

However, there is said to be major tension between the two sportsmen, and their other teammates are also furious about the breach of trust.

One source told ESPN: "It's bad. It's about as bad as it can get. There were trust issues already. Now there's no trust."

The video shows D'Angelo at home speaking on the phone with his teammate and asking Nick about his sexual exploits.

At one point, he says: "You was 30, she was 19?

"What about Amber Rose, you ain't never tried?"

The leak comes just a week after Iggy insisted she never believed rumours she had been cheated on.

She said: "Hey, that's part of being a basketball player. There's always something.

"When people come out and say things, and have their entire [press plan] where they do 700 interviews about the one time you catcalled me out of a car supposedly, to me that takes a bit of the potential authenticity of the story away.

"I believe my man, and Nick is a super nice guy. This is not the kind of thing he would do."

"Snitch": D'Angelo Russell is the most hated man in LA

WhatsOn Mar 31, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - D’Angelo Russell knows he must rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers’ trust in him after the rookie guard’s unflattering video exchange with teammate Nick Young ended up on social media.

Speaking before Wednesday night’s home game against Miami, Russell apologized profusely for recording the video, saying his actions have created “a bad vibe” on the last-place club.

Russell also acknowledged that the video might have imperiled Young’s relationship with his fiancée, rapper Iggy Azalea.

“I feel as sick as possible,” Russell said. “I wish I could make things better right away, but I can’t.”

Russell is a pillar of the last-place Lakers’ rebuilding effort, but he was lightly booed by Lakers fans in pregame introductions and in the opening minutes against the Heat. Other fans shouted “Snitch!” and “Traitor!” from the stands at Staples Center.

In Russell’s video, the 20-year-old point guard asks Young about being with women other than Azalea. Russell claimed he has no idea how the video became public, claiming he didn’t post it on social media or send it to any friends.

“That’s the two-and-two I’m trying to put together, me and my team,” said Russell, who also declined to blame the leak on phone hacking. “I have no clue how that got out.”

Russell disagreed with claims that his teammates have isolated him, but he knows they aren’t happy.

“I know if I’ve lost anybody’s trust, I’m going to work my tail off to gain it back, because that’s something you need for a winning team,” Russell said. “You need everybody to trust each other. You need the first guy to trust the 15th guy, and that’s my intentions.”

Iggy Azalea has thanked Russell for secretly making a tape in which her fiance Nick Young appeared to admit cheating on her.

The 25-year-old star - who got engaged to the basketball player last June - hasn't directly commented about the state of her relationship after the footage leaked online, but suggested she has learned from her partner's Los Angeles Lakers teammate's film.

She tweeted: "hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending... I actually liked his film. Thanks bro.(sic)"

Iggy and Nick are currently said to be "not on good terms" and their engagement is in "jeopardy", but sources told TMZ the sportsman is "crushed" by the leaked footage - in which he doesn't appear to be aware he was being filmed - and is determined to do what he can to repair their relationship.

The website reports the video was recorded months ago, and everyone involved believes it was obtained and leaked by a third party, rather than D'Angelo.

However, there is said to be major tension between the two sportsmen, and their other teammates are also furious about the breach of trust.

One source told ESPN: "It's bad. It's about as bad as it can get. There were trust issues already. Now there's no trust."

The video shows D'Angelo at home speaking on the phone with his teammate and asking Nick about his sexual exploits.

At one point, he says: "You was 30, she was 19?

"What about Amber Rose, you ain't never tried?"

The leak comes just a week after Iggy insisted she never believed rumours she had been cheated on.

She said: "Hey, that's part of being a basketball player. There's always something.

"When people come out and say things, and have their entire [press plan] where they do 700 interviews about the one time you catcalled me out of a car supposedly, to me that takes a bit of the potential authenticity of the story away.

"I believe my man, and Nick is a super nice guy. This is not the kind of thing he would do."