Put on your tinfoil hats, this is a good one: According to ESPN 97.5 in Houston (via the Big Lead), it was Nicki Minaj who was behind the leaked video, filmed by D’Angelo Russell, in which Nick Young admits to cheating on Iggy Azalea that has isolated Russell among his Lakers teammates.
Celebrity gossip writer “Fameolus” leaked the video clip, but the anonymous person behind the handle said they got it from someone in Nicki’s camp. “Somebody from Nicki Minaj’s camp, a source, got the video and they sent it in,” Fameolus said. “And they said here put this out because Iggy want to talk mess about Nicki Minaj, put this out and let her know what her fiance is doing … It had nothing to do with the basketball players.”
Maybe it had everything to do with the basketball players.
Nicki has been known to attend Sixers games with her fiancee, Meek Mill. In the games Nicki attended this season, the Sixers were
2-0 2-1 with an average point differential of +11 (UPDATE: she was also at the GSW three-point loss). With D’Angelo Russell’s trust absolutely shot in the Lakers organization (fans booed him at home last night), he could be on his way out this offseason. The Lakers would be smart to keep Russell and move on from Lou Williams and Nick Young, but it’s the Lakers, so who knows what Mitch Kupchak and the Buss will do. If Russell is as good as gone, the Sixers would be in a great position to buy (potentially) lower on him so the Lakers can save face.
So the short version: Nicki Minaj is a secret agent employed by the Sixers to destroy other teams’ chemistry so Sam Hinkie can get their young players. Obviously.
Post Script: Regarding Shaq’s fixed-lottery conspiracy theory yesterday, a reader thinks the lottery will be fixed for the Sixers and that’s why Jerry Colangelo is there. So no matter the outcome: FIXED.