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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 11:00 am  |  158 responses

Nick Young Mad Teammates Didn’t Help Him Fight the Suns

 

by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

Things turned ugly for the Los Angeles Lakers in Phoenix on Wednesday night. Not only did they lose the game 121-114, but Nick Young was tossed in the second quarter after trying to fight the whole Suns team.

And that’s precisely the problem, according to Swaggy P.

Young called out his teammates for not defending him as he started to throw punches.

Per the LA Daily News:

“What I was mad about is it was one-on-five,” said Young, who has posted nine points on 4-of-8 shooting before his ejection. “If somebody had gotten in the middle, it wouldn’t have escalated that much.”

It started when Phoenix forward Alex Len delivered a hard foul on Young that knocked him to the floor as he drove for a layup. Young immediately stood up and shoved Len back. Young and Suns forward Marcus Morris also shared shoves. Young then made contact with an open hand on Dragic’s head after he entered the fray. Len also earned a flagrant foul 2 and a subsequent ejection. Morris was slapped with a technical foul. Young soon removed his jersey before entering the player’s tunnel.

“You don’t fight in this league,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “It wouldn’t help us to lose two or three more guys. I hate that Nick feels that way, but I’m sure at the moment he’s just talking.”

Pau Gasol expressed regret for not standing up for his teammate.

Nick Young has grown increasingly frustrated in a season riddled with injuries and mounting losses, and last night, he exploded. Had other Lakers joined the fracas, things would have only gotten worse.

The NBA will likely come down hard with suspensions and fines on Young and Phoenix forward Alex Len.

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  • brothasdontsurf

    Yes, his teammates should have stepped in the way and been right there for him no matter what.

    But Nick Young was the one who made the situation escalate to what it was, knowing he was the leading scorer and a valuable player on this current excuse of a team he should have not let his emotions get the best of him.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Maybe he’s right but what is it with these guys and talking to the media? Or posting stuff on twitter? You have a problem with your teammates then talk to them don’t say sh*t to the LA Daily News

  • james

    Im a Lakers fan til the end and I agree with Nick Young. it was really awkward seeing the Lakers walking and having no sense of urgency when their teammate is getting into an altercation. remember back when Kobe or somebody else on the Lakers would get into an altercation and Shaq would start throwing people around? those days seem so long ago.

  • robb

    I thought it was disgusting and it speaks volumes of the character of that team. He was going 1 on 4 and nobody did sh*t, the worst was Kelly he barely moved. Nick has every right to be mad about it, because that was f*cking lame.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Seems to be the way of the times. I mean guys would rather take to twitter with a personal problem instead of stepping to the person. Doesn’t make any sense to me.

  • BlackBond

    and nick is saying that they should came in throwing blows but damn a few shoves wouldve helped. they wouldve just handed out techs and Len would have been tossed after the replay. Young has every right to express his frustration that his teammates didnt have his back

  • BlackBond

    nick isnt saying that they shouldve came in throwing blows*

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Yeah me neither. This right here is about as disconnected as I’ll let my contact be. I don’t even like talking on the phone, let alone Instagram and all this other stuff. Getting old and grumpy apparently lol

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Lol I mean I tweet sometimes and hop on the Insta but you’ll never see me get into an altercation with someone or broadcast a problem over these social networks. It’s just stupid as hell to me lol

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Need some goons on the team or something. Nobody on that team would get down.

  • robb

    “You don’t fight in this league,” oh shut up D’Antoni, your lack of courage is unbearable. That’s exactly what you do, you fight, you go grab those rebounds, you play defense, you hustle that’s what you do. I hate that man’s passiveness

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Yes he does have a 1st Amendment right to express his opinion about the situation lol (I love how everyone talks about their “right” to do things) but it doesn’t mean that it’s the right way to handle things. I would have been mad too but I wouldn’t have let anyone outside of my locker room know it. You and I should not know what he thinks about the situation.

  • jrandz

    Did anyone see the damn play? He got LEVELED out there, no play on the ball. Guy on the other team should of been tossed immediately. The whole thing was messed up. I don’t think Young should of been ejected for pushing 4 guys off of him. Sure he got Dragic in the face, but come on now. Then Green says he wants to pay Len’s fine? WHAT? Greens basically showing support to giving guys hard hits in the head.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Right. And if I was famous I damn sure wouldn’t say nothing about nobody ever in the media of any sort. Just feeds into what they want which is conflict. They’ll always portray it in that light in hopes of starting some sh*t.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Nah it was all fine. Foul wasn’t that bad and neither was Nick Young’s little slap.

  • LLC#12

    If the Lakers had kept Metta…

  • robb

    I hated to se that man, I hated it. One day everybody talks about how much they love Nick and how he’s making them happy and this and that and the next day he gets levelled and nobody defends him after such a dangerous play. I understand Kelly, his salary can’t afford a fine, but at least he should’ve tried to separate his teammate from the Suns players or do something, the rest couldn’t be bothered, I’ve never seen anything like that.

  • jrandz
  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    I know man I watched it. It didn’t look to me like dude was trying to hurt him or anything like that. The sort of foul happens virtually every night.

  • Banjo Man

    Naw the worst was Kendall Marshall. He was standing at the three point line with his hands on his hips just watching.

  • Blackbond

    sometimes the best way to make a statement is to publicly call out your teammates. this isnt the first time something like this has happened. the incident didnt take place in the locker room. so why not call them out during the postgame interview. smh

  • BlackBond

    Marshall was the absolute worst. Didnt even give two sh!ts

  • TR

    Ive never understood getting mad at a foul like that. I just dont understand why guys think they are supposed to be uncontested all the time.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Spot on sir.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    I disagree. Never tell them anything ever.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Yeah it was pathetic watching them just stand around waiting for it to resolve itself. This happened to one of my teammates in high school and I didn’t run in there and start swinging but I did step in and break it up.

  • Big Shot Slob

    because its a dangerous play dumb a$$

  • BlackBond

    ok good for you bro.

  • Blackbond

    Exactly! you dont gotta run in swinging but damn at least get in between him and the other Suns players

  • Paolo Gian Pinlac Ruiz

    No you didn’t watch it. Len intentionally hit Young’s face. His hands were not even stretched up to block the ball!!! Get your facts right before trying to comment please.

  • KingBenjamin

    Man I remember when the Lakers used to be the toughest team in the league, they had player’s who didn’t take shit from anybody, players like Odom, Bynum, Barnes, MWP, and hell even Vujacic. Now Lakers have just a bunch of soft players, led by Pau.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Lol we just disagree. No reason to get c*nty. If you’re famous, the media wants you to appear to be in conflict even if you aren’t intending it that way. They aren’t your friend. Nor are stupid fans. Don’t tell them anything that you’re feeling.

  • kakapupu

    exactly

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    No I watched it and I still disagree. Go play church ball with jrandz if you find that play egregious.

  • BlackBond

    wtf lol all i said was “ok good for you bro” meaning ok nice opinion im not trying to argue no more. and youre still going lol smh that seems a little c*nty to me.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Maybe so robb, maybe so. Tone is lost in comments posted so my bad.

  • TR
  • BlackBond

    dude this is exactly why i dont comment much in Slam. my name is James who the hell is robb. smh let me get back to work and stop wasting my time on here

  • jaceking

    fighting and standing up for ur teammate r 2 different things. i agree with nick.. someone shouldve had his back.. whether it was to separate them or cool him down… that was a pretty hard foul.. and it was all to his face. he wasn’t seriously hurt but damn. can he get a hand??

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Because it was showing up as robb initially. Do whatever you want you don’t have to respond lol. Now you definitely are getting c*nty.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    It’s probably because when you post a couple times it shows up as robb. Idk why but it eventually changes back to your name.

  • BlackBond

    it didnt initially show up as robb lmao now u on here lying smh change your name man your stupid attitude is making that OutKast song look bad….damn damn damn James. and im out

  • uhhluminaughty

    I find it funny how most of the people who are commenting saying that it wasn’t a hard foul have probably never been close to touching the rim on a layup yet alone dunking. Yeah, the league may not be a place for Young’s reaction, but it’s also not a place for fouls like that. Now, to me it was good hard basketball, but to Nick Young, it could’ve been a season and possibly a career ending play. I honestly think it was the line-up that was out there that makes a difference in that situation. I believe Hill and Farmar/Henry if they were out there would help out. Maybe even Steve Blake. No one on the floor at the time had probably had a speeding ticket on their driving record yet alone a fight in their lifetime.

  • BlackBond

    all bullshit aside though, this is hilarious!!!!

  • jrandz

    Woah, man. church ball? I’ve watched the NBA since the early 90′s and am a fan of hard fouls. I am however, not a fan of cheap shots directed at a players face while he’s in the air. During a regular season game.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    What? You think I called you robb on purpose for some reason and that I’m now lying about it? You’re still being c*nty. Look how easy it is to rev you up. Young’ns these days.

  • jrandz

    PREACH

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Agreed. Comment boards are the sh*t.

  • Cortez Mack

    Another example of barely repressed female hormones driving these emotional responses in combination with the epidemic of being a “studio gangster”.

    Nick Young is in the middle of a corporate sponsored entertainment event. He was not on some unknown neighborhood court where he thought his life may be in danger. He was not going 1 on 4 in a street brawl. He got fouled during the course of a NBA game being broadcast on national television.

    If he was that offended or threatened and he felt his best option was to retaliate, then is solution was simple.

    Wait until the game is over and meet Len in the parking lot or back at the hotel.

    All of this other chest puffing is for show.

  • BlackBond

    im actually pretty calm and laughing at a pic I just saw lol chill out bro and enjoy your day. refrain from using the word “c*nty” unless youre 12 years old

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    I’m just winding you up man don’t take any of this sh*t too seriously. To me it looked like he had his eyes on the ball the whole time and thought he’d get the block. I don’t know we both watched it and came to different conclusions. Agree to disagree.

  • BlackBond

    lol Nick Young landed the exact same way as Rambis and got hit where Rambis got hit. I dont see how this proves that Len’s foul wasnt just as dangerous. Good try though

  • Jerome

    Plumlee was protecting the rim. Plain and simple. Young wasn’t hurt … shoot the freethrows and stay in the game. Maybe the Lakers pull out a W? If Plumlee let Young attack the rim without making the attempt to stop him he would get less playing time, which is warranted.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    Ok I will when you stop calling people bro.

  • robb

    wow I didn’t see that! SMH

  • Sean Crawford

    Yea my Lakers are to freaking soft.. that’s crazy no one came to help no wonder we are losing we have no fight!!! absolutely none . Nick should be mad..4 on 1and no one came to help him. Dawn shame.

  • jrandz

    I gotcha. Fair enough.

  • uhhluminaughty

    They don’t have a stat in the book called “Protecting the Rim.” You either get the block or you don’t. It’s obvious blocking wasn’t even an option for him. He went straight for the foul. And I do apologize. I was wrong. They do have a stat for that in the book. It’s called a (Flagrant 2 Foul).

  • robb

    really?? wow I’m a glitch lol

  • Jerome

    LeBron got chucked last night by Nene. He just got back up and kept playing, which is uncharacteristic. Maybe he let the ref know how he felt off camera … maybe not?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    well….Marshall has spent more time this season in a Suns jersey then a Lakers jersey, probably conflict of interest in the spur of the moment

  • Sean Crawford

    You still suppose to defend you teammates…

  • BlackBond

    oh man youre still going??? look you can have the last word bro lol the highlight of your day

  • Sean Crawford

    He was saying just have his back..

  • Jerome

    Did Plumlee get a F2? If so, you have no reason to whine. Young’s little shot at Dragic was also quite hilarious. “Where’s the smallest guy?” bap. “Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.”

  • BlackBond

    preach! church~! tabernacle!!!!

  • BlackBond

    i was thinking the exact same thing, but didnt wanna say it.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    So far this “discussion” has been the highlight of my day. Comment boards are great hangover cures. Alright I got the last word my job is done. Bye james

  • spit hot fiyah

    that might actually be a legit excuse. i mean, u might still want to break it up but i don’t know about going it there and throwing bows at someone u just shared a locker room with for over a year.

  • TR

    I didnt say anything about how they fell. This has to do with intent. If you believe Alex Len’s intent was to hurt Nick Young then i think you’re mistaken.

  • spit hot fiyah

    when amnesty goes wrong

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Man you ain’t lying

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Lol yeah man it was weird. Your comment showed up as BlackBond too then I refreshed it and it showed up as you. You’re a glitch in the matrix lol

  • uhhluminaughty

    spottietroll. It’s obvious you just jumped on this discussion with your eyes closed and your hands on a keyboard.haha. PLUMLEE wasn’t even on the court at the time. The announcer CLEARLY says LEN. That is unless it was Nickname Night in Phoenix and Miles goes by Len in the mean streets of Indy. And to answer your question, no Plumlee didn’t get a F2, Len however did.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    right? i mean i don’t blame him at all, Nick Young jumping all out of pocket at a hard foul is not really Kendall’s problem lol

  • Lloyd

    Um…getting angry at being intentionally hit isn’t the cause of “repressed female hormones” and impulsively wanting to get back at the guy has nothing to do with being a “studio gangster”.

    This was completely an angry reaction to getting clubbed in the head with two hands, not some calculated act to prove he’s a g. He’s not trying to duel the guy. He got mad and took a swing at him and then seemed to calm down right after he was separated…

  • Lloyd

    First off, it was Len. Secondly, if a defender slides his foot under a jump shooter on his way down but said shooter doesn’t get hurt, should he not be pissed? This was a natural response to getting clubbed in the head with two hands and then being come at by an entire team.

  • BlackBond

    no you didnt talk about intent, you talked about a dangerous play. intent or no intent its a dangerous play and I can understand why Young wasnt too happy with it. I knew a guy in college who would foul people like this because he didnt wanna get dunked on not because he wanted to intentionally harm the player. Thats cool and all but its still dangerous and you should expect for a player to come after you after you take a swing at their head.

  • robb

    That’s right! Look I don’t like the way we are losing games, but if they showed some feistiness in moments like these I wouldn’t have a problem. I get it, the team’s roster is weak, but if they are weak in spirit, that’s where I have a problem.

  • Lloyd

    It’s either that or the guy is the slowest defender with the worst reaction time ever.

  • TR

    Big Shot Bob talked about a dangerous play and i replied with what I thought was dangerous. I think Len is a big ogre who cant jump. He looked to me like he was going for the ball, but didnt have nearly enough bounce to get there so he ended up with fouling Young. He wasnt trying to take the guys head off.

  • TR

    I feel you on that. I just dont understand why guys get mad when they get hit hard at the rim. Thats like a receiver going across the middle not expecting to take a hit.

  • bike

    What Young could have said is ‘I wish one of my teammates would have stepped in, wrapped their arms around my hot head ass, and pull me oughta there before I got ejected’.

  • Fat Lever

    There’s one assist KM didn’t get.

  • spottieottiedopaliscious

    That wasn’t me that was posted by Jerome (the guy you’ve been commenting to). Refresh your page.

  • robb

    good point

  • Dfrance

    To me that makes him the perfect candidate to diffuse the situation. The Suns players know him so would be less likely to take offense to him trying to break it up.

  • robb

    there are ways to do it without hurting people, like grabbing the guy before he takes off. If you don’t understand the reaction you must be a robot or something.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    eh who is he going to diffuse tho? he’s going to push the morris brothers away from pushing nick young away from punching Alex Len?

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    They are definitely lacking in team spirit that’s for damn sure. Nobody can rally the troops and it’s sad.

  • Barnabis

    He still could’ve stepped in. He’s a member of the Lakers now, and his post game comments didn’t help the situation either. Suns jersey or Lakers jersey, he just stood there and watched his teammate damn near get surrounded. At least get in there and yell a couple of chillouts.

  • Ace

    I agree with you, plenty of guys receive hard fouls and either talk to the person or continue to play. Yes it was Nick Young’s choice to retaliate, and I do think his teammates could have showed some effort to help. However, I do not think it is so serious as to do what he is doing. Your team is on a losing streak, focus on winning.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    so just make it look like he’s making a difference? y’all realize this went on for a grand total of about 10 seconds before Young was back within the area of the Lakers bench right?

  • DookieLee
  • JoeMaMa

    Agreed. Plus, Kendall’s trying to make it in this league. Jumping into a fight doesn’t help at ALL. His mantra right now is “keep your head down and ball, keep your head down and ball….”

  • Barnabis

    This is what you do in sports. If you’re not backing up your teammate then you should at least be willing to protect him. Doesn’t matter how long the scuffle went on for, he made no effort to intervene. He stood there! Things like that don’t go over well in locker rooms. He was the only Laker standing 25 feet away just watching.

  • JoeMaMa

    Kendall Marshall doesn’t benefit from running in and doing anything, good or bad. He’s literally fighting to stay in the league. One fight’s enough. You can say “he should’ve done X, Y, or Z” but I think he’d counter with “I just need to stay in the league, and any kind of event could damage this run I’m on. By the way, I’m recently coming from being cut and playing in the D league. So you can get high and mighty enough for the both of us”.
    And just for the record, I played college ball, and I ran onto the court during a fight. I didn’t help, other then add to the confusion.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah, what is going to happen, his teammates won’t catch the ball when he throws it too them? the guy is holding onto the hope that he can stay in the NBA longer than while he’s under Mike D’Antoni, jumping into a blown out of proportion confrontation only has the potential to hurt him.

  • Dfrance

    Just get in there and do something. Grab Nick Young so he doesn’t sock someone in the head. Grab Dragic so he doesn’t join the fray and get socked in the head. Don’t just stand there looking.

    Whether he was physically able to move someone isn’t the point, its just about having your teammates back in some form or fashion.

  • Allan

    Swaggy P(unch)

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it was 10 seconds man lol, i just think everyone is thinking way too deeply about this just because Nick Young said something. If he didn’t, this would be a complete non-story.

  • Tobias Fernandez

    Maybe because Kendall don’t want to get a fine and sent back to the D-League. Everyone else who is making more money than him should have backed Nick Young tho

  • LakeShow

    I feel like standing up for his teammates would help him stay in the L.

    Congrats on your success. Yes, it is a success to be cut from a professional developmental league. Not the cutting part, but rather that you had the skill-set to even be in there.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I’m not a Lakers fan and I agree with Nick Young. I also would’ve started swinging in that scenario–that was a dirty @ss non-basketball play from Len. I blame him zero.

  • Banjo Man

    Your problem is that you’re thinking about it from a on court perspective. You don’t think they can voice their displeasure in other ways off the court?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    no, i’m saying i don’t see what affect that has on anything. i don’t see the purpose of getting mad at Kendall Marshall for not jumping into a confrontation that at most, he’d be able to diffuse 2 seconds earlier.

  • Barnabis

    Yeah just stand over there. Perfect spot for helping your teammate.

  • LakeShow

    This comment section escalated quickly.

  • house

    Yup, if that kind of thing happens, you go to back up your teammate. It goes without saying. Especially in that scenario.

  • Dfrance

    Man we think too deeply about most topics on this site. lol. Yes it was only 10 seconds but that didn’t stop Dragic and Marcus Morris from jumping in there. They could have stood and watched too. I don’t think Marshall pulling someone away is gonna get him cut from the team if he can actually prove he’s a serviceable NBA PG.

  • TR

    Do you remember when Bynum hit Beasley or when Bynum hit JJ Barea? thats the kind of thing to get mad about. not this

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    well their rookie was about to get his ass kicked….it’s not like Nick Young was being attacked by anyone….he was the attacker

  • JoeMaMa

    No no – I just played college ball…and some pro ball in the Congo. Long story.
    I was just speaking on behalf of Kendall – he got cut from the Suns, and was playing the in D-league. He’s scraping to stay in the league.
    Also, sorry about your Lakers. They should trade Gasol for young talent immediately.

  • Anthony

    YOU ALWAYS…ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR GUARDS”(after #1 always protect your basket)…BIG/POST LAW #2…As a big I am utterly digusgted by the LA bigs for not getting involved….Where is MATT BARNES when you need him!

  • James North

    Said perfectly, Dfrance.

  • Drig

    That was disgraceful. I don’t care if the Lakers players ( atleast those that have a fat paycheck ) thought it would diffuse or whatever but the one thing you always gotta do is have the back of the teammate. Through thick and thin. The way they stood by watching Young go 1 vs 4 like they’re not involved in any of that is pathetic.

    And D’Antoni, just shut up. Don’t talk. I’ve grown tired of you not showing any spine whatsoever.

  • guest

    late. blackbond stole your thunder.

  • don

    116 comments… never saw that one coming

  • D

    Young completely over reacted to that play , it was a hard foul , Len was protecting his basket , it was a good play by the rookie in my opinion

  • LakeShow

    Ah, I see, still quite some success there man.

    Yeah, times are tough right now…

  • D

    How is that a dirty non basketball play , that’s what your supposed to do defend your basket no dunks no layups , Len went up arms straight , he didn’t grab him and throw him to the ground , he wasn’t trying to hurt Young in anyway

  • TrutH

    Its really hard to tell which player is more of a self absorbed idiot on a horrible team. Nick Young or Jr Smith.

    And yes James the days of Shaq offensive fouling and elbowing everyone is over. Just like the days of Kobe being a top 10 player.

  • bike

    Agreed. Doubt it lasted 10 sec. And it wasn’t exactly a brawl – just some Suns pushing Young back…jeeze

  • You Know

    Fist fighting isn’t basketball

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Until I read this post I didn’t even know there was this altercation….and I AM a Suns/Lakers fan…..

    : – / I guess this is kind of indicative of the whole season for me though….

  • james

    you are sooooo cool

  • MasterSplinter

    There is no way Kobe wouldn’t have backed him.

  • robb

    I’m talking about D’antoni’s attitude towards de game. And standing up for your teammate IS basketball.

  • Amirhoseyn Molapanahi

    very sad im so sad….they should fight for teamates.sory for lakers.they not a team right now

  • Fry

    Nick Young is a dick! I don’t blame his team mates for not backing him

  • Christian Masten

    Little scuffles like this are part of the game. Even in pick-up ball your teammates should help you. I’ve been in this position where it feels like no one has your back and it sucks.

  • Busta213

    The answer to that question is JR Smith – who has been derailing his own career pretty much since his Hornet days.

    Young actually has a point – who wouldnt expect their own squad to at least come in and break things up as soon as the pushing starts?

  • Bruce Wayne

    Did you not see Young get struck hard in the face? That was a very dangerous play, he could have easily gotten injured.

  • pposse

    would you have swung on dragic?

  • davidR

    the suns seem like a fun team. sucks bledsoe went down tho

  • grgeblck

    Alex Len is more of a dick.

  • grgeblck

    The fact that Lakers didnt help shows there’s no team work. (And help doesn’t mean fight back.) All i see was an entire Suns team went up and i see no gold and purple.

  • Clare

    There was no reason for Len to foul Young that way. There are good fouls, bad fouls, and just downright dirty fouls. That foul was ridiculously dirty. There is a reason why Nick came up swinging. Albeit it shouldn’t have escalated to the degree it did but having a whole team in your face after you get fouled, come on now. The team should have come to Nicks aid, and D’Antoni needs to shutup. Just because you go and help a teammate doesn’t mean you are going to get ejected. Look at the Morris brothers, they were pushing Young to protect their teammates and nothing came out of it. It sucks that the league is suspending Young for defending himself because we need him…

  • melvo

    poop

  • Evan Boland

    Bahaha exactly damn shame

  • Evan Boland

    Lebron’s a girl teletovic punked him point is Lebron got backed up right away when he got knocked to the floor and he’s the biggest dude out there, he’s just saying someone should have at least came to stand with him its not a big deal. Truly wasn’t such a hard foul though. Who cares.

  • Will Lee

    thats my ni99a swag P

  • Southsider

    But he didn’t get hurt. In fact he wasn’t hurt at all. If Im the coach I say good foul.

  • King David

    N*ggas is A** lol

  • Banjo Man

    Still Funny.

  • Marvis Irwin

    Everybody on that team don’t make “Nick Young Money”. If them dudes hopped in with Nick, their wallets would be real light. They had that made up in their minds a long time ago that they were not going to get involed. Majority of the Lakers are 3rd string players anyway, they are trying to stay around and not be shipped to the D-League. Getting involed would not look good for their reputation, it may make Nick Young happy but not the people that write there checks. ….But I see Nicks point of view as well.

  • Lonely

    TOTALLY OFF TOPIC
    If Mutombo (prime) was playing today he would dominate and be the best big in the game. He’d average 20/20/5 points/boards/blocks…

  • Lonely

    Yawn. As if anyone would lay out anything for Nick Young. Dude has the loyalty of a stray dog. Rags on anyone/everyone to keep himself interesting. Yawn.

  • Lonely

    That’s BS. The 90′s fouls were a necessary part of the game. The amount
    of flagrant calls on just good hard fouls makes the NBA look terrible
    and demeans the strength the NBA has as being a premier league. In my
    country NBA is maybe 15th popular sport. I remember last June a bunch of
    mates turning up to watch an NBA game (that I keep going on about). It
    was Miami/Indiana game one WCF. My mates had heard of LeBron but never
    seen him play. So the game begins and I’m expounding how these guys are
    the best athletes in the world etc etc. Anyway, 15 mins in, Lebron runs
    into DJ Augustine and goes flying… My mates are all ‘how big is that
    guy?’ and I’m like 6’1, and they’re all laughing… and basically, it
    was very disappointing.

  • Flash

    Dont hate the players, hate the league. Most of these guys cannot afford to be fined. The league BS rules made these cats scared to actually do anything. Y’all keep talking about the 90′s but truth is the league wasn’t this tight back then. My 2cents

  • havoc33

    It’s a matter of principle. Anyone who have played team sports knows this. I’d be angry as hell.

  • Foxx ( Danmark Fax )

    No matter what, they need to protect their teammates and urgent separate players to drop off fights.

  • Skopin

    Yea, he didn’t go up arms straight. He brought both hands down into Young’s face, to the point where you could actually hear the contact. That was without a doubt a flagrant two and Young had every right to be pissed.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i have been playing team sports since i was 3 years old. yet, i don’t feel this way….how weird. maybe it’s one of those things that’s different in every situation. There was no real fight. There was a grossly hard foul by a rookie, and then a grossly aggressive overreaction by Nick Young, followed by Nick Young (not anyone else) throwing a punch. Kendall Marshall of all people, is the last person that should be criticized for this fiasco. WHy aren’t you people focused on Nick Young’s big men and teammates who have been with him all season? Someone should have helped diffuse the situation with Nick Young, but guess who wasn’t that person? Kendall Marshall.

  • gjgu

    IsNick should ask jordan how he dealt with pistons defence.mate this is basketball there are going to hard fouls and soft ones but you just got to keep going so man up.

  • lil ugly mane

    Nick youngs ELBOW hit the floor.
    how does that not hurt?

  • D

    lol he didn’t have the lane is the first problem he thought he’d go showtime and was butthurt when he failed , Len was chasing him down that’s good effort by the rookie big , there is almost always going to be contact on a chase down BUT IMO that was a good basketball play on the ball good hustle good foul . Back in the day this was just a foul in today’s NBA it’s a suspension , this league is SOFT

  • havoc33

    Well, I wasn’t referring to Kendall Marshall specifically, more like all of them. Gasol for example was in the middle of it, but basically did nothing. That doesn’t mean Kendall is off the hook, he should have ran up to Nick as well. It’s the priciple of it all, and if you really played sports since you were 3 then I would think you would get this. There is a reason why the Lakers held a team meeting the day after you know.

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