D’Angelo Russell finally faced the music on Mar. 30 in a Lakers press conference after he outed his friend and teammate Nick Young as a cheater. The baller is clearly distraught by the rift he’s created in the team, and says he’s ‘sick’ over the situation. See for yourself, here.
Poor D’Angelo Russell, 20, is absolute devastated by the fallout of his video of Nick Young, 30, admitting he cheated on Iggy Azalea, 25. The Lakers player talked very openly and honestly about the unfortunate mishap, and he says that he’s “sick” over the pain he caused his friend. Watch the heartfelt video, right here.
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“I feel as sick as possible,” said D’Angelo in his press conference. “I’ve been asked that question 110 times and my answer, my feelings stay the same. I wish I could make things better right away, but I can’t.” D’Angelo then raved about his friend, clearly heartbroken at the idea that this may have permanently destroyed his friendship.
“I mean I’ve always been known as a guy that plays around a lot and he has been too. I don’t know, to be around someone that’s similar, with the same characteristics, is different. He’s one of the guys that I’ve always talked to about anything and I’ve cherished our friendship and for me to have an incident like this come up and put it in jeopardy is not what I was intending to do.”
However, D’Angelo has been trying to rectify the situation with Nick. “I reached out to [Nick], let him know my apologies. I don’t know if they were accepted. I wouldn’t blame him.” D’Angelo also explained that he never planned to release the tape, and he doesn’t know how it got out.
“No. It wasn’t my intention. We joked around, played around all the time, said crazy things and this just got in the wrong hands. It wasn’t a prank. It wasn’t something for everyone else to see. It was for my eyes, his eyes only. That was it.”
He also admits that the team is acting a little differently, though they haven’t totally alienate him. “If I’ve lost anyone’s trust, I’m going to work my tail off to get it back. It’s something you need [to be] a winning team. I wouldn’t necessarily say that. There’s been a bad vibe, but we’re human. So everybody has two cents to say. We’ve just got to clear the air, I guess. At this point, the damage is done. Best you can do is own up to it.”
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