Los Angeles Lakers forward Nick Young missed the first 10 games of the season, but he played well Tuesday night in the Lakers’ 114-109 victory against the Atlanta Hawks.
Young finished with 17 points, and provided his usual dose of postgame entertainment.
Per the LA Times:
“It’s like my swag just rubbed off on everybody,” he said after bringing some desperately needed scoring to the Lakers.
Kobe Bryant had 28 points on 10-for-18 shooting, Carlos Boozer had 20 points and Jordan Hill scored 18. Young had 17 points and Jeremy Lin added 15. […] “I thought it was excellent,” said Bryant, who made more than 45% of his shots for the first time this season. He also become the fourth NBA player to score 32,000 points, now perched 291 behind Michael Jordan.
Young was the opposite, eager to stimulate debate by happily putting himself No. 1 on the list of greatest shooters of all time. […] “It might be me at the top,” he said. “Me, Ray Allen, Reggie [Miller], then I might throw in one of the players from Golden State. It depends.”