After the hit, Keith was offered an in-person hearing by DOPS, meaning that the league had the option to suspend him for six or more games. To expedite the process, Keith opted for a phone hearing instead, which took place on Friday afternoon according to the league.
Young and Azalea postponed their wedding earlier this month, but an E! report says the couple are “doing well” despite the controversy. Azalea responded to the video in a tweet early Wednesday, saying, “hmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending… I actually liked his film. Thanks bro.”
According to an ESPN report, the team began shunning 20-year-old Russell after the video went viral. Russell disputed that claim during Wednesday’s press conference but said there had been a “bad vibe” among teammates since the video went public.
Visibly distraught, Young spoke first Wednesday evening, opting only to make a brief statement. He did not field any questions.
“I don’t want to get into my personal life right now,” Young said, calling the situation a private matter that he would handle with Russell out of the public eye. “We’re going to work on it.”
Russell took the opposite approach, taking questions but making no statement. The rookie owned up to jeopardizing his teammate’s personal life and said he was “as sick as possible” when asked how he felt about the private video going public.
Reinsdorf, who purchased the Bulls in 1985, has overseen the franchise through good times and bad, but his crowning achievement came during the 1990’s when the team won six championships, thanks to players like Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
The Bulls owner is among 10 notable figures going into the Hall of Fame this year. Former players Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson were both selected into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, and Chinese standout Yao Ming was also tabbed for induction on Monday.