Ouch! Nick Young can’t catch a break! D’Angelo Russell starred in a new Foot Locker ad campaign and took a jab at the infamous cheating scandal that may have ruined his teammates relationship with Iggy Azalea!
Nick Young, 31, and Iggy Azalea, 26, are officially over. And while Iggy’s trust issues may have been the last straw, you could say D’Angelo Russell, 20, is the reason things started to go south in the first place. And now D’Angelo is poking fun at his infamous video that exposed Nick in Foot Locker’s It’s Real Now ad! Check out the video campaign here!
D’Angelo stars in the video campaign alongside Karl-Anthony Towns, 20, Devin Booker, 19, and the likely number one pick in the 2016 NBA draft, Ben Simmons, 19. In the ad, Ben asks his fellow basketball players if they have any advice for him as he starts is professional career. “Now the real work starts,” Karl-Anthony says. “That’s right,” Devin chimes in, “nothing comes easy anymore.” That all sounds like great advice, but then D’Angelo jumps in to add his, and it doesn’t have much to do with the game.
“Got a phone,” the Lakers star asks, before reaching to take Ben’s cellphone from him. He then chucks it out of the house and into the the ocean! “Trust me,” he says, as he sits back down. OMG!
Maybe destroying a perfectly good phone is a bit extreme, but D’Angelo knows best in this case. After all, the point guard knows a thing or two about a how a simple device can mess up your life and friendships. D’Angelo got a taste of that reality after he posted a video of Nick admitting to cheating on Iggy with a young fan in Mar. 2016! Not only did that cause a riff between Nick and the “Fancy” rapper, but it also caused a lot of problems for D’Angelo on the court! His teammates gave him the silent treatment, and he was even booed by fans! Yikes!
Things may be all smoothed over with D’Angelo and the team, but that shocking video pretty much ended Nick’s relationship. After that, Iggy just wasn’t able to move on and dumped him. So although D’Angelo’s advice had absolutely nothing to do with the game, it may really save Ben and other newbies from ending up in a similar position that he did?
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of D’Angelo’s part in the Foot Locker ad?