In case you’ve preoccupied with your own forgettable, insignificant little existence and missed out on the truly important celebrity life story of our times, Nick “Shaggy P” Young of the Los Angeles Lakers, who reportedly is engaged to singer/implant enthusiast Iggy Azalea, was outed last week by his own teammate, rookie D’Angelo Williams. Williams committed the cardinal sin of recording Young talking about cheating on Iggy with a 19-year-old, then let the video go viral.
Understandably, it is not sitting too well with the rest of the Lakers. According to ESPN:
The emergence of the video, sources said, has been the talk of the locker room for the past several days and has led to a tangible strain between Russell and some teammates.
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.
You certainly have to agree that the silent treatment serves Williams right. He broke every rule in every bro code book, and while he was at it added a few more chapters and then broke every one of them, too. Hell, when I had roommates, we had a standing rule that if a guy got a call from a girl on the land line and you were 99.9 percent certain who it was, you still never called her by name on the once chance in 1,000 you were wrong.
Now this clown — this rookie, no less — not only blows up Shaggy P’s spot, he lets it get out on the Internet? The only rational, appropriate response is to pull a Mean Girls on him and leave the table when he sits down. That is the nuclear option that has been used to treat social pariahs and people with cooties since the time of the Last Supper. And nobody’s earned it like Russell has.
So I hope the video was worth destroying your career over, kid. Iggy Azalea might appreciate it, but no man ever will.