Rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell addressed the most ridiculous storyline of the NBA season Wednesday night prior to the Heat-Lakers game at Staples Center, issuing private and public apologies for filming teammate Nick Young admitting to having cheated on his fiancée, the rapper Iggy Azalea.
Swaggy P, who’s not quite ready to forgive the 20-year-old knucklehead, issued the following short statement:
“I don’t want to get into my personal life right now. I think it’s best me and D’Angelo handle the situation we have in a private manner outside the media. I think it’s something we do need to sit down and talk about. That’s about it. What happened is what happened. We’ve got to work on it.”
Per the AP:
Speaking before Wednesday night’s home game against Miami, Russell apologized profusely for recording the video, saying his actions have created “a bad vibe” on the last-place club. […] He also acknowledged that the video might have imperiled Young’s relationship with his fiancée, rapper Iggy Azalea.
“I feel as sick as possible,” Russell said. “I wish I could make things better right away, but I can’t.”
Russell disagreed with claims that his teammates have isolated him, but he knows they aren’t happy. […] “I know if I’ve lost anybody’s trust, I’m going to work my tail off to gain it back, because that’s something you need for a winning team,” Russell said. “You need everybody to trust each other. You need the first guy to trust the 15th guy, and that’s my intentions.”