D’Angelo Russell, Nick Young, Byron Scott and Kobe Bryant Discuss Video Incident

Los Angeles Lakers teammates D'Angelo Russell and Nick Young addressed the media Wednesday evening after a Tuesday report from ESPN.com's Baxter Holmes and Marc Stein put the two Purple and Gold players at the center of a videotaping controversy. 

Holmes and Stein reported "trust in Russell is eroding after a video surfaced in the past week that shows Russell recording a private conversation" in which the rookie asked Young if he had been with women other than his fiancee, rapper Iggy Azalea. 

"I am sick," Russell told The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. "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."

In an open conversation with the media prior to Wednesday’s game against the Miami Heat, Russell said he believes his actions could have major repercussions in Young’s personal life, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson:

Young made a brief statement Wednesday, telling reporters, "I think it’s best me and D’Angelo handle our situation in a private manner. It’s something we need to talk about."

He added, per the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan: "What happened is what happened. We've got to work on it."

Wojnarowski reported that while Russell apologized to Young, it's unclear whether Young accepted the olive branch. 

"It’s tough," Kobe Bryant said, according to team reporter Mike Trudell. "There’s a lot to learn. I’m sure he’ll evolve and grow and be better from it. ... The guys are understanding. We are all human beings. Everybody makes mistakes. Important thing is to show compassion."

Russell, who also told Wojnarowski he doesn't know how the video was made public, explained he and Young have often videotaped each other throughout the season:...

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