Thursday's Lakers Links: Bizarre day ends with OT win over Heat

Lakers' D'Angelo Russell is contrite over leaked video he shot of Nick Young: Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell said he was sickened by consequences of the leaked video he shot of teammate Nick Young talking about women who were not his fiancee. "I feel as sick as possible," Russell said Wednesday in a packed interview room at Staples Center. -- Los Angeles Times

Julius Randle makes it all good for Lakers at the finish: The Lakers weren't done with surprises. Their team cohesion, left for dead after D'Angelo Russell's surreptitious video of Nick Young was leaked, was actually alive and well Wednesday at Staples Center. -- Los Angeles Times

This is a big rookie mistake for D'Angelo Russell: As retribution for this latest bit of foolishness, somebody could secretly videotape the innermost thoughts of D'Angelo Russell, except for one problem. It would be all static. The kid doesn't think. -- Los Angeles Times

D’Angelo Russell knows he has to work hard to regain Lakers’ trust: The deflated feeling wore on D’Angelo Russell’s face. This time the frustration had little to do with another Lakers loss or his fluctuating role. It had everything to do with the remorse Russell said he felt over a secretly recorded video recently going public that showed teammate Nick Young admitting seeing another woman other than his fiancee, Iggy Azalea. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Lakers overcome drama to secure 102-100 overtime win over Heat: The morning ended with D’Angelo Russell completing an extended workout at the Lakers’ facility before having three security guards escort him to his car. The evening started with Russell hearing a chorus of boos during lineup introductions despite playing before a usually supportive hometown crowd at Staples Center. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Kobe Bryant calls it a “miracle” Lamar Odom recovered well enough to watch Lakers game: The visit seemingly lasted forever as former Lakers and Clippers forward Lamar Odom visited Kobe Bryant in the trainer’s room following the Lakers’ 102-100 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday at Staples Center. That visit marked a stark contrast to the visit Bryant made in mid October at a Las Vegas hospital after his former teammate had strokes and kidney issues. -- Los Angeles Daily News

D'Angelo Russell affair just the latest sign the Lakers are losing their identity: His words this week were old-school in both their style and their reference, Byron Scott speaking after another historically miserable loss of an historically miserable season. -- The Orange County Register

D'Angelo Russell sorry for leaked video of Lakers teammate Nick Young: With no hint of the playfulness that has defined much of his rookie season, D’Angelo Russell sat with his arms folded across a table and apologized for a video he recorded of teammate Nick Young apparently discussing encounters he had with women other than fiancée Iggy Azalea. -- The Orange County Register

Julius Randle's game-winner salvages a bizarre day for Lakers: A single basket could not wash away the stain of a bad joke gone viral. Nor could a meaningless win match the return of a beloved figure months removed from nearly dying. However, Julius Randle’s hook shot with 1.9 seconds remaining in overtime was a fitting, exhilarating, capper to one of the strangest days in memory. -- The Orange County Register