Metta World Peace says Nick Young forgiving D'Angelo Russell for the secret recording that led to his breakup with fiance Iggy Azalea is proof Swaggy is a "real man."
Ya know the story ... Young recently told TMZ Sports that fans should cut Russell a break ... and stop giving him crap around town in L.A.
We saw Metta -- who was on the Lakers and had a front row seat for all the drama last season -- in Culver City Wednesday night ... and asked him about N.Y.'s forgiving nature.
M.W.P. touches on Nick, Iggy, and D'Angelo ... in a very grown-up, Metta World Peace-ful way.
Check out the clip!