Nick Young mastering the four-point play

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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