Nick Young has managed to perform something more times this season than Kobe Bryant ever managed to do in their years with the Lakers.
Young has completed four four-point plays this season, a franchise record, including three of the four previous contests. The only players to complete two or more four-point plays in a single season with the Lakers include Bryant, Derek Fisher, Eddie Jones and Sasha Vujacic. OK, so Young’s accomplishment may pale to Bryant’s five championship rings. But in a skill Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni called “uncanny,” he had trouble processing Young’s achievement.
“I don’t know how they can do that. I couldn’t make an open 3 just by myself,” said D’Antoni, who played overseas in Italy. “I don’t know how they can both draw the foul and be able to make it. It’s a mystery. But he does have that ability.”
“He shoots it more and then acts like he got fouled,” joked Jordan Farmar, Young’s longtime friend. “They fall for it every time.”
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