L.A Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell said on Friday that he was moving on from the recent incident with Nick Young that saw a private video of a conversation between the two leaked online.
However, he insisted the situation will not go away until his teammate has healed and moved on himself.
The incident is the latest issue in a rough season for the Los Angeles franchise that sees them prop up the Western Conference with a record of 16-59.
Russell let his basketball do the talking in his first game since the leak as he dropped 13 points and pulled down 14 rebounds in the overtime win over the Miami Heat.
But it seems the video is still the dominant subject surrounding the organisation right now. The 20-year-old said that Young needs his space and that time is the only thing that can heal the evident wounds.
As per ESPN, he said: "I'm getting over it. But if the person that it hurt the most gets over it, then I feel like it's done. Until he lets it simmer down, then I think it will still be an issue.
"It's at the point where you need your space. You can't force peace. You have to let time heal it."
The purple and gold are back in action on Monday as they face the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center.