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Nick Young Says Being A Laker Changed His ‘View Of The NBA’

Nick YoungBefore ultimately signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in the off-season, Nick Young was considered a hot commodity on the free agent market. The Lakers expressed interest in the veteran journeyman, but few believed he’d sign with the team for considerably less than he’d get elsewhere.

Fortunately for the Lakers, Young was a huge fan of the team growing up and jumped at the opportunity to wear the purple and gold for at least one season.

With 27 games in the books as a Laker, Young is loving the experience in Los Angeles with the iconic franchise and said the following about playing for the organization via SlamOnline.com:

“The Clippers got a lot of hype with all the highlights they do. Obviously, they got a better record than us right now,” he says, “but Lakers is tradition. I grew up being a Laker fan. The city always being Lakers fans. I remember going to the Laker parades after winning Championships. It’s nothing like being a Laker. It changed my view of the NBA right now, being a Laker.”

Asked to elaborate, he says, “We’re rockstars over here [laughs]. It’s been fun, I’m enjoying it.”

During his short time with the Lakers, Young has made a considerable impression while helping shoulder the load for the injured Kobe Bryant. The veteran is averaging a team-high 15.4 points per game and is quickly becoming the one of the best offensive players on the squad.

After the 2013-14 NBA season, Young will have a player option to return next season for $1.2 million. With Young playing at a high level at this point in time, the USC alum will definitely increase his value on the open market, but might chose to stick around for another season as he is clearly enjoying his time with the Lakers.
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  • jeremy

    i would love for young to stick around. but i would understand if he leaves for more money as he earning it.

  • Gregory Choa

    Swaggy P! If he plays his cards right, he may well end up being more beloved as a Lakers 6th man than LO.

    • Rodney Bango

      naw L.O was an amazing 6th man if it wasnt for him we wouldnt have won 2 rings

      • jb

        Yea L.O helped us get 2 rings but aint no tellin what nick could do for us in the future

  • Paytc

    Nick Young knows what’s up ! Hopefully we get a few healthy bodies back and keep competing for a playoff spot. The city of LA,Young, Kobe,the Lakers, and the NBA deserves to see a Laker championship.

    Go Lakers !

  • Rogelio

    Many players have come on the team roster played well …then got big paydays else where

  • hoperhetoric

    Him, meeks, xavier, wesley, hill & farmar should all resign and deserved more money. forget about getting a super star till kobe retires.(2years) We only need a great body that can rebound & shot blocker.
    Dantoni’s offense is enough to compete against elites if only kobe goes with the flow of fast great ball movement & dribble penetrations(Gasol’s post up & Kobe’s Iso is only good for clutch moments). Dantoni system makes all the players of opponents defend & scramble, disoriented& spend energy defending,
    Example if Gasol & kobe iso & holds the ball too much, the opponents are only defending 2 players, Perkins & Sefolosha are the only two using energy. While Durant & Westbrook are resting/saving energy because the other lakers are not moving & cutting. Westbrook & Durant will not be that accurate & explosive if they are involve defending a whole team of lakers, because of less energy & disoriented.
    The only piece missing is a great rebounder & shotblocker that will be the backup of Hill. I really wish we did not trade bynum!
    We need a dominant rebounder period! lakers last 2 championships & even the 3peat is not all about having Shaq’s dominant offense, not about gasol/bynum/odom’s offense but rebounding!!!! rebound is better than a shot block…

    Don’t get Asik please….

  • Robert Perez

    Give this dude a Raise!

  • Steel Bill Moreland

    SWAGGY P ani’t going no place.Real lAKERS ,FANS OR PLAYERS,stick by the Lakers win,lose or draw.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Nick Young is my favorite Lakers newbie.

  • TiffQL

    I love watching Young play. He brings so much heart, energy, and speed to the team!

  • Ronald Mitchell

    Yea right! You need to start winning rock star.

  • Waste of $48Mil

    i wonder how being on a Losing team can do that. You would thing it would be a playoff contender team or even possible championship team to do that. I guess a Losing team must help him

  • bb91103

    Further proof……
    Life as a Lakers 6th man > life as a starter in 80% of the rest of the NBA teams.

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