Los Angeles Laker Rumors

Despite their close relationship, some are finding it hard to believe Russell will ever be able to regain the trust of Young or other teammates. “If you’re on my team, we spend so much time together and we go through everything together, we’re more than just friends.” said ESPN NBA analyst Antonio Davis, who played for 13 seasons and is a former president of the NBA Players Association. “We’re like brothers because of everything we’ve gone through. So for your brother to do something like that and for it to end up on social media, that’s lower than low. It says so much about [Russell]. I think it might get so bad that he’s going to have to be traded. If I’m on that team, I’m not playing with him. It would literally be hard for me to sit in the locker room with him.”
Storyline: D'Angelo Russell Situation
“Fortunately for D’Angelo Russell, that team is in such flux there will be a tremendous amount of roster turnover, and that could help him a little bit,” said ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler, who played for 10 seasons. “But even new guys coming in are going to know about this event. It’s a shady thing to do. People can write it off as immaturity, but I think it goes deeper than that. I think it speaks to your integrity as a person and your overall trustworthiness. It’s going to be a difficult thing for him to shed. I don’t know how you recover from something like this.”