Oh wait. Nope, I knew he forgot something.
Look, I'm not jumping up on the soapbox here. Usually I have no problem with an athlete - whose adrenaline is undoubtedly still rushing - accidentally slipping an obscenity into a postgame interview. In fact, as someone that has a dirtier mouth than whoever is currently sucking off Justin Bieber, I actually appreciate the use of an impromptu expletive to enhance the answer to whatever cookie cutter question is being asked. That said, this 6 second clip is just a further indictment of D'Angelo Russell. Not because saying a bad word into a microphone is a huge transgression, but because the position he was put in simply did not call for profanity.
We are talking about the 2nd overall pick of the most storied franchise in NBA history playing in his second season of Summer League against one of the worst basketball teams of all time. A player who is expected to help lead the Lakers back to glory (through his performance or by trade) was playing against scrubs so inconspicuous that they would have gotten turned down as extras in the 'TLC' video. That promising young PG treated a game winning shot in a pre-preseason game like it was worthy of going PG-13 in front of a nationwide audience. That's an overreaction so irreverent that it might make Kobe consider reppin' the Clippers.
Furthermore, it's almost like the word "shit" was the focal point of his response. It's one thing to unintentionally use "fuck" as intensifier, it's a whole different story to take the interview with premeditated profanity on the mind. That's the level of ignorance I would expect from someone that might just be capable of submarining more than one relationship via social media. A denseness that proves months upon months of media scrutiny didn't get through to him. All things considered it's not that big of a deal, but D'Angelo Russell's fleetness with his foul mouth proves that J.A. Adande's decision to cautiously hold the mic to his face like a parent telling an untrustworthy child "you can have ONE more bite" was absolutely warranted.