You can now add another poor publicity conundrum to the list.
Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw has been caught badmouthing former LA guard D’Angelo Russell in a video posted to the NBA TV Facebook page earlier in this week.
After the segment had ended, Shaw got caught out by a hot mic.
A mic so hot it came back to burn him.
Shaw engaged in the following exchange with NBA TV analyst and former teammate Dennis Scott:
Scott: “It looks like they work, though, huh?”
Shaw: “Yeah, they do. They do. You know, like last year, we had D’Angelo. He was just bulls***ing all the time and didn’t put it in.”
*Practice noises interrupt the next few lines*
Scott: Somebody didn’t do their homework.
Russell is intimately familiar with the ramifications “leaked” footage can have.
But seeing as he’s averaging a career high 20.9 points, 5.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds in Brooklyn, this basketball break-up has clearly suited both parties.