Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is using the "I was hacked" defense in 2021. Young claims his Instagram account was hacked Friday after he made a dumb and sexist comment about the NCAA tournament.
Young's account responded to a video by Oregon's Sedona Prince. In the video, Prince shows off unequal accommodations the women and men receive at the NCAA tournament. Prince shows viewers the men's gym, which features an entire floor of workout equipment. She then shows viewers the women's gym, which is just a rack of dumbbells.
Young decided that was a good opportunity to make a dumb comment.
Young said the women were not "bringing in the big bucks." He also referred to women's teams as "the JV team."
Nick Young claims he was hacked
After getting a fair amount of hate for that take, Young hopped on Twitter to say he was hacked.
Young said he loves women and "would never" make a comment like that. He added, "We gotta find this hacker going around."
No, you did not time travel back to 2013 all of the sudden. What we have here is an athlete using the "I was hacked" defense in the year 2021. We can't fully rule out that possibility, though it's the oldest online excuse in the book.
Let's be real here, if a hacker found it worth their time to hack Young's account, why would that hacker drop one misogynistic comment about the NCAA Tournament and nothing else? Legitimate hacks usually promote something, or threaten to leak a celebrities DMs. This "hacker" just decided to write a comment and then leave.
If this was a real hack, the hacker had some unique goals. We can't imagine there's much to be gained from making Nick Young — who hasn't played in the NBA since the 2018-19 season — look foolish.
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