“Snitches lose every time”: Magic swingman Dwayne Bacon roasts Timberwolves star D’Angelo Russell after Cole Anthony’s game-winner; Nick Young responds

Amulya Shekhar
|Published 22/01/2021

Dwayne Bacon took shots at D’Angelo Russell on Instagram, deleting the post later. Nick Young responded to the post with his stamp of approval.

The Magic swingman is a rotation piece for his team of late. Their hand has been forced due to injuries to many of their forwards. Bacon is not doing a spectacular job, but he’s playing at replacement level, which is adequate.

D’Angelo Russell, on the other hand, has been having a good season on the personal. After a career 2018-19 season with the Nets, Russell is now paired with college teammate Karl-Anthony Towns. If the Wolves can surround their pick-and-roll due with a viable crew, they can make some genuine noise.

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Nick Young responded to Dwayne Bacon’s comment on Instagram about D’Angelo Russell:


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Beef history: Nick Young vs D’Angelo Russell

Young, Russell and other Lakers participated in a prank war all season long in 2015-16. Immature, young and tanking teams with a lack of leaders tend to do such stuff. D’Angelo Russell was 20 years old. Against his better judgment, he befriended Lakers teammate Nick Young.

Russell tried to prank Nick Young by recording him talking about cheating on famous fiancée Iggy Azalea. The video somehow got out on the Internet. But once it did, all hell broke loose. Iggy obviously found out about it, and posted a tweet.

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This resulted in the other Lakers players shutting Russell out by making him sit alone at breakfast. Lakers officials even trashed Russell in the media. Eventually, Russell was traded to the Nets in a salary dump for Timofey Mozgov. Nick Young played his way out of the league 2 years ago.

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Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar is a sports junkie who thrives on the thrills and frills of live sports action across basketball, football (the American variant works too), parkour, adventure sports. He believes sports connect us to our best selves, and he hopes to help people experience sports more holistically.

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