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Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell speaks to the media prior to an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. Russell apparently recorded a video in which he asked teammate Nick Young about being with women other than his fiancee, rapper Iggy Azalea. The video began circulating online in the past week. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — D'Angelo Russell knows he must rebuild the Los Angeles Lakers' trust in him after the rookie guard's unflattering video exchange with teammate Nick Young ended up on social media.

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.

Russell 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."

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young (0), right, reacts in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young (0), right, reacts in the third quarter during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, in Phoenix. Lakers coach Byron Scott is "disappointed" that an unflattering video of Nick Young apparently taken by rookie teammate D'Angelo Russell became public. Scott declined to address any details about another embarrassment for the Western Conference's worst team after their shootaround for Wednesday's, March 30, 2016, game against Miami. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File) (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Russell is a pillar of the last-place Lakers' rebuilding effort, but he was lightly booed by Lakers fans in pregame introductions and in the opening minutes against the Heat. Other fans shouted "Snitch!" and "Traitor!" from the stands at Staples Center.

In Russell's video, the 20-year-old point guard asks Young about being with women other than Azalea. Russell claimed he has no idea how the video became public, claiming he didn't post it on social media or send it to any friends.

"That's the two-and-two I'm trying to put together, me and my team," said Russell, who also declined to blame the leak on phone hacking. "I have no clue how that got out."

Russell disagreed with claims that his teammates have isolated him, but he knows they aren't happy.


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"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."

Young was unusually downbeat in his own brief comments before Wednesday's game. The charismatic veteran guard has mostly played poorly this season for the Lakers, his hometown team.

Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell, left, looks over at teammate center Roy Hibbert as players warm up for an NBA basketball game against the
Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell, left, looks over at teammate center Roy Hibbert as players warm up for an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

"I don't want to get into my personal life right now," Young said. "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 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."

Azalea's wedding to Young had been postponed even before the video drama. The Australian pop star posted an interesting response on her Twitter account: "hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending... I actually liked his film. Thanks bro."

Russell said he intended the video to be a joke between two easygoing players. Young is among Russell's closest friends on the team, with Russell claiming they usually share a mischievous attitude toward life and locker-room antics.

Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell speaks to the media prior to the Lakers’ NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, March
Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell speaks to the media prior to the Lakers' NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. Russell apparently recorded a video in which he asked teammate Nick Young about being with women other than his fiancee, rapper Iggy Azalea. The video began circulating online in the past week. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

"He's one of the guys that I've always talked to about anything, and I cherished our friendship," Russell said. "And for me to have an incident like this come up and put it in jeopardy is not what I was intending to do."

Lakers coach Byron Scott agreed that the controversy is likely to hurt his team's trust in its point guard. Even before the video drama, Scott publicly questioned the maturity level of Russell, who is averaging 13.1 points, 3.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds this season.

Young hasn't played for the Lakers in 10 straight games, but is under contract for next season with a player option for 2017-18.

The video flap is just the latest tawdry mistake by a roster that sits 29th in the overall NBA standings, leading only Philadelphia.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young speaks to the media prior to the team’s NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, March 30, 2016,
Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young speaks to the media prior to the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. Lakers' D'Angelo Russell apparently recorded a video in which Russell asked Young about being with women other than his fiancee, rapper Iggy Azalea. The video began circulating online in the past week. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Earlier this month, Young and starting guard Jordan Clarkson were embarrassed when a woman claimed they made inappropriate, harassing gestures at her while their cars were stopped at a traffic light in Hollywood, leading the players to claim the incident was "a miscommunication."

Kobe Bryant's farewell season also has been a disaster on the court for the Lakers, who are 15-59 heading into their meeting with the Heat. They're wrapping up the worst three-season stretch in club history after last season's Lakers went 21-61, setting the franchise record for losses and worst winning percentage.

Russell acknowledged saying "crazy things" in his daily conversations with Young, but claimed the video wasn't a prank gone wrong.

Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell arrives to speak with reporters before the team’s NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat,
Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell arrives to speak with reporters before the team's NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. Russell apparently recorded a video in which he asked teammate Nick Young about being with women other than his fiancee, rapper Iggy Azalea. The video began circulating online in the past week. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
 

"At this point, the damage has been done," Russell said. "The best thing you can do is own up to it. That's what I did, and I'm owning up to it to full effect, and just taking what comes with it."