Whether his name is next to Chris Brown, Iggy Azalea or D’Angelo Russell, Lakers guard Nick Young is seemingly always in the news. You’d certainly never associate him with the word “boring.” But at Lakers media day today in Los Angeles, Swaggy P admitted to feeling a little bored.
The reason why is fairly obvious—the glaring absence of one of the greatest players to ever suit up in the purple and gold, Kobe Bryant.
Here’s the quote from Young, via Greg Beacham of the AP:
Nick Young on the post-Kobe media day: "It's kinda boring in here." pic.twitter.com/s1tvSszxue
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) September 26, 2016
Indeed, it’s the first gathering of Laker players that doesn’t involve the Black Mamba, and it’s only going to feel stranger and stranger as the real games begin.
Young’s numbers were down across the board last season (7.3 ppg, 19.1 mpg) and perhaps Kobe’s departure will make way for a bounceback season from Swaggy P. But it sounds like Nick would prefer just to have Bean back in the mix. Us, too.
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