How Did D’Angelo Russell’s Video of Nick Young Get Out In The First Place?
By now we’ve all seen the video of Nick Young admitting he cheated on Iggy Azalea, which his Lakers teammate D’Angelo Russell secretly recorded before somehow allowing it to spread like wildfire on social media.
What remains unknown is exactly how the video was released to the public. But it appears as though we’re getting closer and closer to an answer.
Initially, it was reported by a Lakers source that someone hacked into Russell’s Snapchat account:
League sources say D’Angelo Russell was recording Nick Young on Snapchat and his account was hacked.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) March 30, 2016
That’s clearly false, however, as Snapchat only allows for 10-second video recordings, and the one of Swaggy P fessing up about his infidelity is closer to 40 seconds in length.
Now, via BlackSportsOnline, we’re being informed that Russell may have actually sent the video to an untrustworthy contact, who then released the footage.
The day that the video came out, I was told by multiple people who I trust that D’Angelo record the video on his phone and sent it to someone he shouldn’t have. There was no hacking involved in my opinion.
Is this true? We can’t say for sure, but BSO’s explanation does seem much more plausible than the initial reports regarding how the video got out.
What I can tell you with certainty is that, no matter how this footage became public, it all started when D’Angelo Russell broke the Bro Code by secretly recording his private conversation with Swaggy P.