Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are having the worst week ever after their private personal business hit the internet for the world to see, via Nick’s teammate D’Angelo Russell, who he trusted.
His fiancee Iggy Azalea naturally began to publicly shade him, before news came out that she owes $400k to the IRS for unpaid taxes. Now, his job is telling him “thanks, but
Now, to make matters worse, Nick’s team the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to bench him indefinitely while he gets his personal affairs in order.
On Monday, Los Angeles Times sports reporter Mike Bresnahan tweeted that the Los Angeles Lakers had removed Young from their active roster before Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics. The news comes amid the scandal involving a video secretly recorded by Young’s teammate, rookie D’Angelo Russell, in which Young apparently confesses to being unfaithful to Azalea.
ESPN’s Jovan Buha reported that while Lakers head coach Byron Scott said that his decision to bench Young over the Lakers’ last few games has “everything to do with basketball,” he was adamant that it was Young’s mental state, not divisiveness among the team, that caused him to place the 30-year-old shooting guard on the inactive list.
“It has nothing to do with the chemistry,” Scott said at practice on Monday. “It has everything to do with just basketball. Right now, I know what he’s going through, and I know it’s hard on him. But he’s not here with us mentally, and there’s no need for me to put him out there on the floor.”