Los Angeles Lakers rookie D’Angelo Russell offered an apology a day after ESPN reported he had been isolated by his teammates after a video he took of Nick Young made its way to social media. Speaking to Yahoo! Sports’ The Vertical on Wednesday, Russell said he’s “sick” over the situation. “I am sorry about recording the video,” Russell told The Vertical. “I can’t repeat myself enough on that: I am sorry I recorded that video. I feel horrible. I wish this never happened.”

The video, which is believed to have come to light last week via the Twitter account of a celebrity gossip site, shows Russell filming Young while asking questions about Young being with other women. Young and Australian rapper Iggy Azalea announced their engagement in June. Russell said he has apologized to Young for the incident. “He heard me out,” Russell told The Vertical. “I cherish our friendship on and off the court. … I never meant to hurt anyone.”

Young briefly addressed the media ahead of the team’s Wednesday night home game against the Heat and said he didn’t want to talk about his personal life. “What happened is what happened,” Young said. “We have to work on it.” The video was recorded months ago, according to The Vertical, and Russell said he’s uncertain of how it suddenly became public.

“Honestly, I have no idea. Me and Nick, that’s our friendship: We play around a lot. Anyone who knows him and knows me, they know that about us. But I apologize for recording that video. I never intentionally wanted to hurt anyone. I never wanted what was said in there to get out. It was my fault that it did, but that was never intentional. “The thing is, we record ourselves doing dumb stuff all the time,” Russell told The Vertical. “On the road or home, wherever. We go back and watch what we did and said and laugh at ourselves. I guess I just never thought that these pranks we pull on ourselves could have bigger consequences. That was a big lesson I learned.

“I’ve said to myself over and over: What could anyone possibly gain by intentionally doing something that could hurt someone else’s relationship? I never wanted to hurt anyone. I’m sorry for it.” The Lakers have long considered Russell to be a key part of their future after using the No. 2 overall pick to select him a year ago, and they raved about his “superstar” potential on the night they drafted him. Even Scott, whose handling of Russell this year has been scrutinized, came into the season speaking of Russell in the same breath as Lakers legend Magic Johnson when describing his court vision.

The 20-year-old Russell is averaging 13.1 points, 3.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds over 27.5 minutes in 72 games this season.

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