Nick Young Warns ESPN Anchor Over Iggy Azalea Diss

Nick Young, Iggy Azalea, Robert Flores, ESPN

Nick Young Warns ESPN Anchor Over Iggy Azalea Diss

Lakers' star took offense to Robert Flores putting down his girlfriend.

Published March 3, 2015

Throw shade at Iggy Azalea and Nick Young isn't going to stand for it.

The Los Angeles Lakers' star took major offense to ESPN anchor Robert Flores taking shots at his rapper girlfriend Monday during a live SportsCenter segment called, "What Did We Learn?"

"We learned that according to the Lakers' Nick Young a dolphin recently tried to kill him. So, Nick, while dolphins are trying to kill you, your girlfriend is trying to kill hip hop...let's call it even, ok?"

Upon learning of Flores' slight to Iggy, Swaggy P instantly took to his Twitter account to address the ESPN anchor head on.

"@RoFloESPN I'm pretty sure we going to run into each other soon," Young tweeted Monday, before deleting the message.

He added, "Your job is to talk about sports not what me and my chick got going we got a problem," before deleting that tweet as well.


But Young wasn't done yet, even name-dropping BET in his next tweet.

"Since these Sports Channels want to like they BET we shall see," Young continued. "Its cool to talk about me all day any day I find with that,  I can take a joke. That what I do joke, but I didn't see the point of that."

The usually jovial Young came to the aid of his girlfriend Iggy when Snoop Dogg tweeted harsh comments about her last year as well. That back-and-forth exchange ended with Snoop eventually apologizing to the Aussie rapper.

But even after Young's words, Flores isn't backing down.

"If you look at his numbers, there is a 70 percent chance that—if he takes a shot at me—he's going to miss," Flores said on the Sedano and Stink radio show Monday night, as reported by TMZ Sports. "I'm just looking at the I'm good."

BET Sports News -- Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. 

(Photos from left: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV, Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Written by BET-Staff


Latest in news