As if Nick Young‘s 2016 hasn’t been rough enough.
The first 6 months of 2016 have been especially cruel to NBA vet Nick Young. He plays for a Lakers squad that’s been abysmal for the last couple of years, Kobe Bryant refused to sign his sneakers after his final game, he was investigated for verbal assault, and D’Angelo Russell probably canceled his engagement to Iggy Azalea. Russell got the cool Foot Locker commercial as a result of it. Young got TMZ heckling.
To add insult to injury, there’s a chance Young is without an NBA job by the start of the 2016-2017 season. He’s got two more years left on his contract, but with the Lakers signing Luol Deng to a lucrative deal and investing $50 million in Jordan Clarkson, there’s a good chance Swaggy P is on the outside looking when it’s all said and done, by way of a trade or waivers.
That being said, he’s got to do a better job at helping his own case. New TMZ video shows Young holding fireworks high above his head, and sure enough, they explode while still in the Lakers guard’s grasp. Frankly, he’s extremely lucky he’s still got all his digits to count with.