By WYATT GELLER
The Los Angeles Lakers season faced more issues after rookie D’Angelo Russell filmed teammate Nick Young who admitted to cheating on his fiancée rapper Iggy Azalea.
The Lakers, who are in last place in the Western Conference with a 16-59 record, now face trust issues with Young.
“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,” a team member said, according to Deadspin.com.
According to sources mentioned by ESPN, Young’s teammates have isolated themselves from him and when Young tried to sit down at a team breakfast, players got up and sat elsewhere.
This season, which is primarily a farewell tour for five time NBA champion and future hall of famer Kobe Bryant, continues to be a struggle for the Lakers both on and off the court.
Russell, who is just 20 years old, has played extremely well this season after being drafted 3rd overall by the Lakers. It appears he has some maturity to improve on and trust to regain as the season concludes.
“It’s just unfortunate, man. It’s tough,” Bryant said in the Los Angeles Times. “I’m sure he’ll evolve. I’m sure he will grow and I’m sure he’ll be better from it.”