Yo, bro code this.
Actually got no issue with anyone being a bit miffed by rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell essentially “selling out” his Lakers teammate Nick Young by filming a video in which the latter owns up to cheating on his fiancé Iggy Azalea.
Somehow the video got public. Obviously, all fingers point toward Russell.
That’s fine, even deserved.
But all anger, aside from any by Azalea, geared at him, too?
Yeah, it was dumb to take the video and then allow it to leak out. Hell, it was idiotic to ask such personal details of someone, anyone, hell, even if they truly are “bros.”
But the real perp in this latest soap opera ain’t an immature, just-turn-20-year-old his first year out of the Ohio State University, it’s Young.
Not for nothing, but the dude got engaged, then stepped out, apparently, with multiple other girls – that alone blurs any “honor” or “silent shield of protection” due him. The fact Young was 30, and one of the, um, ladies in question was 19 at the time may erase either entirely.
Spare me the bro-code claptrap. How about Young “man up” and own up to Azalea … without things having to come to light through such sophomoric silliness?
That she had to learn about her man’s actions through social media – almost a year after they occurred – is the real crime, not that someone else took a video of him admitting to them and it got out.
Clearly, the combined brain mass of everyone involved with this deal is functioning about as well as the new “other LA” NBA team is on the court. Like, OK, sure, Russell probably stepped over a line by asking certain questions. But why did Young, regardless of whether or not he knew he was being recorded, answer any of them?
OK, Russell probably broke some level of trust here, meaning others around him legitimately may struggle with believing in him – even on the court. Umm, guys, you do realize Young broke an even higher level of trust, right?
No matter who it is, if they’re mad or upset at Russell, and they remain stuck in that spot, they’re misguided – especially if they cling to those feelings with a never-ending ode to the bro code.
Reality is, a real “bro” would have challenged Young, telling him what a piece of gutless, cheating piece of cheese he was, and demanding him to come clean if he ever hoped to start to regain any respect … and left it at that.
Who knows, maybe Young would get to celebrate yet another misfired shot then.
- Jack Kerwin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Not for nothing, but the dude got engaged, then stepped out, apparently, with multiple other girls – that alone blurs any "honor" or "silent shield of protection" due him. The fact Young was 30, and one of the, um, ladies in question was 19 at the time may erase either entirely.