Thumbs Down: D’Angelo Russell/Nick Young Controversy

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Thumbs Down: D’Angelo Russell/Nick Young Controversy

Danielle Thompson

Danielle Thompson

Danielle Thompson

Bryan Ramirez, Staff Writer

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D’Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers has recently fallen victim of much criticism in the sports world. I say victim because while much of that criticism is well-deserved, he is being judged, in my opinion, way too harshly.

Here’s what happened:

A video in which Nick Young was being secretly recorded by D’Angelo Russell somehow reached the Internet when it shouldn’t have. In the video Russell sways Young into talking about an affair he had with a 19-year old. To make matters even worse… Young is engaged to Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.

Yes, what Russell did was stupid, immature and thoughtless, and I could go on and on with  more words to describe the idiocy of his actions. But there should be a limit to all this criticism, because last time I checked he didn’t rape or abuse anyone. If that would’ve been the case then I wouldn’t be writing this in the first place.

So yes, he messed up big time. Yes, you can imagine how this incident would blow up. Yes, Russell does deserve some of the criticism. But enough is enough, and the fact that it has been said that his career has taken an “irreversible turn” is a little too much.
This incident will not forever define Russell’s career. It will, however, very much affect it if everyone keeps overdramatizing it.

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