Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young reportedly has no interest in publicly accepting teammate D’Angelo Russell‘s apology for leaking a private conversation this week.
According to reports, Young dismissed the idea of calling a truce with Russell right now and said he would handle the matter privately.
“I think it’s best that me and D’Angelo handle the situation we have in a private manner outside the media,” Young said. “I think it’s something we really do need to sit down and talk about. That’s about it. What happened is what happened. We’ve got to work on it.” (ESPN)
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Russell addressed his publicized situation with media Wednesday (March 30) evening.
“I am sick,” Russell told The Vertical by phone on his drive to the Staples Center on Wednesday. “I am sorry about recording the video. I can’t repeat myself enough on that: I am sorry I recorded that video. I feel horrible. I wish this never happened.” (Yahoo! Sports)
Iggy publicly shined light on Russell’s drama and acknowledged the private footage release.
Reports this week claim Russell has been ousted by teammates for allegedly releasing the footage.
Sources told ESPN.com that some teammates’ trust in Russell is eroding after a video surfaced in the past week that shows Russell recording a private conversation between himself and teammate Nick Young. Young does not appear to realize he is being taped. (ESPN)
Footage of Nick having a private conversation about women surfaced online last week.