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#pounditFriday, September 17, 2021

Hawks fans taunt D’Angelo Russell with ‘snitch’ chant

D’Angelo Russell was traded to the Brooklyn Nets from Los Angeles in part because of some drama he started with a former teammate, and fans don’t want to let him forget about it.

Russell had a rough shooting night in Saturday’s 114-112 win over the Atlanta Hawks. He scored 18 points but converted on just 6-of-23 field goals and 3-of-12 from three-point range. At one point, a group of fans at the State Farm Arena began taunting him with “All-Star snitch” chants.

If you somehow don’t get the reference, Hawks fans were mocking Russell over the video he shared on social media that contributed in Nick Young breaking up with Iggy Azalea.

Russell did make his first All-Star team this year, and his 20.4 points and 6.8 assists per game are largely responsible for the Nets being a playoff team. However, he’s clearly a very polarizing figure already. Just days before he was being heckled in Atlanta, Russell was the reason Nets fans were taunting Lakers executive Magic Johnson.

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