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Lakers News: Nick Young Has ‘Aired Everything Out’ With Teammates

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Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

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In the loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, things got a little out of hand when Nick Young was fouled hard by rookie Alex Len. Young retaliated by lashing out against Len and company while most of the Lakers on the floor simply watched as Young vented his frustration physically against five opposing players.

Young wasn’t happy about the fact that none of his teammates were willing to back him up in the altercation with the Suns on Wednesday. As a result of the scuffle in Phoenix, Young was suspended for one game and a locker room rift seemed to be brewing, but apparently Young has cleared the air with his team.

On Friday, Young let the media know that he and his teammates are back on the same page according to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters:

With the Lakers losing 12 of their last 13 games, it comes as no surprise that Young would lose his cool as quickly as he did. Young has been one of the most consistent players on the team this season and a much better acquisition that anticipated when the team signed him in the off-season.

Currently, Young leads the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game and will be sorely missed on Friday night when the Lakers take on the Boston Celtics at TD Garden.

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  • Doug Mad

    This is what we needed when Nick Young got fouled against the SUNS… We
    needed not MWP, But Ron ARTEST…. Look how scared he has this dude.. i
    remember watching this game. This kid was acting all hard until
    he turned around and saw this looking at him! LOL

    • Ivana Humphalot

      Don’t Metta World Peace for what Ron Artest does :D

  • KrunchyP

    You guys need better editing. I’m available.

    • Dana Douglas

      No shit…

  • TTKIN

    “With the Lakers losing 12 of their last 13 games, it comes as no surprise that Young would lose his cool as quickly as he did”

    Ummm no, with a 7 foot giant decking him in the face midair and thrusting him to the ground, it comes as no surprise that Young would lose his cool as quickly as he did.

    • Sylvia Ross

      It had to hurt Nick to come out and say that I’m sure this was done to quiet us the fans. Nick we LOVE you and I hope you’re a Laker for a long time.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    ..

  • Ryan Kelly The Joker

    Swaggy P The Figher

    • ra

      is that Coco B. Ware? Or a distant relative?

  • Garry

    Nobody was asking the guys on the floor to jump right in with fists flying. Guys like Horry, Fisher, Shaq, Steve Blake,and Kobe would’ve been right in the middle immediately to keep Young away, and if the Suns kept jawing back and bumping them, then they too would return the favor themselves. Those guys would not have just stood a safe distance away watching. Nick doesn’t have to apologize for anything.

    • Dragon7s

      I’m surprised that not one person, out of all the responses I’ve read, has mentioned that each of the starters went over to talk to SwaggyP and by their body language (I can only assume ofc), let him know that they supported him but at the same time realised that they are down 6 MEN!

      And you people wonder why the players didn’t dive in and help. smh

      NFL/NHL mentality in most of these posts.
      BB IQ? Not so much.

  • Rich Black And Famous

    Kelly+cowards back up your teammate Swaggy P next time Ho Scrap next time.

  • Teresa Sullivan

    How about Kendall: “Nick saw what he wanted to see”. What an ass. Nick is right – it was 5 against 1. He wasn’t lashing out so much as pushing back at the 5 Suns that were pushing him into the stands. I’m done with D’Antoni. He didn’t have Nick’s back at all. Chickenshit. At least Gasol owned up to the lack of support. And good for Ryan Kelly. He tried to help. Meeks & Kamins – standing around. No excuse. I thought the team unity was stronger than this. As least that’s what it looked like earlier in the season. No so much anymore.

    • Dragon7s

      “Recognizes that fighting isn’t the answer…”

      In a league of bigger men, it takes strong will and wisdom to be the bigger man.

      • Teresa Sullivan

        I’m not looking for them to brawl. Actually, to prevent a brawl. The players on the bench were great. I liked Nick’s interview tonight. Talked about playing grittier. And they did it tonight – hustled through the 4th.

    • hookedonnews

      What has this got to do with D’Antoni? Give me a break. He said what any coach would have said. There is plenty of unity on this team, and you don’t have to prove it with some macho man crap. Nick wrote a check he couldn’t cash. It wasn’t the smartest move with a short roster. I’m sure they all learned something from this.

      • Teresa Sullivan

        Fine. But I was glad to hear D’Antoni admit that they didn’t handle it the best way but will next time.

  • C*HarrisTHEboss

    Typical PR cover up to quell the fans frustration – 3 dollar bill ish

  • Israel Hipólito

    If this doesn’t speak volumes about Young’s character I don’t know what will. Arguably fighting wasn’t the answer but he owned up to it and apologized. Clearly the bigger person.

  • Eric

    Arrest would have dropped a People’s Elbow if he were still a Laker. Magic says that they need to get someone to help Jim Buss, but they can’t even get someone to help Swaggy P.

    • ra

      someone to help Jim Buss? Really? How about sis? OK, that’s probably not a go. Hm, if Magic really said that, then I’m really worried. OK, maybe make a couple calls to Jerry West? Yeah, prob. burned bridges. Forget it.

      Phil? That’s clearly the best resource, but that won’t happen.

      Who on earth could ‘help’ Jim Buss. And worse still, does Magic really think that Jim Buss will ever think that he actually needs help? He doesn’t exactly seem like the type of person who would be easy to deal with.

      Hopefully the Busses have a big insurance policy on the Lakers. So, maybe it won’t matter if the franchise plunges into the ground. Gotta do something to keep the brand going.

    • hookedonnews

      Yes, and then we would have been short 2 players instead of 1. Swaggy P shouldn’t have started something he couldn’t finish. I think he’s figured that out.

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