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According to Twitter, Breaking Up with Iggy Azalea Has Resurrected Nick Young’s Career (Tweets)
In his first two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Nick Young was a contender for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award, averaging 16.1 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. However, last season Young played terribly, averaging just 7.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game. As a result, his average win shares (WS) dropped from 1.8 to 0.1, while his player efficiency rating (PER) plummeted from 15.4 to 9.1.
Fortunately, this season Nick Young’s numbers are all up again. He’s currently averaging 14.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game. And on Tuesday night he hit the three-point dagger that gave the Lakers a 111-109 win over Russell Westrbook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
So what’s behind his recent resurgence? According to Twitter—the ultimate source on such matters—Young’s game declined when he got engaged to Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, and it came back when she dumped him. Ergo D’Angelo Russell, the guy who inadvertently ratted Young out for cheating on Iggy, is actually responsible for saving Nick Young’s career.
Take a look:
DAngelo snitching on Nick Young was lowkey a blessing bc he eventually broke up with Iggy and got his shit together
— Payal (@payalll24) November 23, 2016
D’Angelo Russell really saved Nick Young from marring Iggy D’Angelo deserves endless praise
— Ricky Spanish (@PrinceMarcus_23) November 23, 2016
Iggy Azalea was holding Nick Young back, D’angelo should be lakers MVP this year just for freeing him by snitching
— LaKers-One (LA 75-7) (@LightskinJesuSP) November 23, 2016
Nick Young got rid of Iggy and he’s been balling ever since. DeAngelo Russell saved his career
— Kevin Brown (@PlayaKB) November 23, 2016
Nick Young left Iggy & now he’s a god. Coincidence? I think not
— Igwe Supreme (@KingEbu_) November 23, 2016
Nick Young been the 2nd best player in league behind Curry since he left Iggy. LEAVE YOUR BITCH! THEY HOLD YOU BACK!
— RAIDERS 8-2 JUST WIN (@CallMe___Kratos) November 23, 2016
Nick Young w/ Iggy: 7.3 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 0.6 APG, 33.9% FG
Nick Young w/o Iggy: 14.7 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 1.3 APG, 44.5% FG
This why DLo snitched
— Dakari (@Dakari_Hill) November 23, 2016
Sorry Iggy, you can’t argue with this. It’s science.