Nick Young is working towards getting to a better place in life — which mean sometimes you have to forgive those who’ve wronged you, and allow yourself to move on.
It’s no secret that part of what destroyed his relationship to Iggy Azalea, was the video of the Lakers guard admitting to his rookie roommate — that he had in fact cheated on his then fiancée.
The L.A. Daily News caught up with the Lakers guard — who seems content with putting the past in his rear view mirror.
“We’re teammates,” Young told the Southern California News Group. “It’s been so long, so it’s kind of old.
“We’ll be able to work it out. We’ve already been working it out. It is what it is. I can’t be mad forever.”
Young even chuckled about Russell’s recent Foot Locker commercial with Philadelphia No. 1 pick Ben Simmons. In the ad, after Simmons asks Russell for advice on his rookie season, Russell takes Simmons’ phone and throws it toward the ocean.
In apparent sarcasm, Young reacted by tweeting: “real funny.”
More than a month later, it appears Young found some humor in the incident.
“I need my commercial now,” Young said, laughing. “I’ll explain what happened to my life.”
Young sees the writing on the wall, and seems ready to do whatever he has to remain in L.A. with the Lakers, and that likely means making nice with the younger and more valued Russell.