Nick Young sauntered out of the Lakers’ locker room Sunday sporting his bright smile, his energy stemmed from a rare victory, a breakout game and his positive demeanor.
But that soon evaporated once he arrived at his Sherman Oaks residence. Young discovered that his house was broken into and that about $100,000 worth of goods were stolen. That included jewelry, computers, luggage and various shoes that included his recent prized possession.
“They got me. They stole my Yeezy’s,” said Young, referring to the Red October Nike Air Yeezy’s 2 that he says is worth $6,000, an item he acquired for free because of a contract with Nike. “I wasn’t expecting that. It was tough to get in after a good win to come home to that.”
Young said he immediately knew he was robbed after seeing his window was broken and clothes were scattered all over his floor. Young then phoned his mother and police around 2 a.m. Young reported authorities did not arrive until 4 or 5 a.m. while he stayed at a nearby hotel.
Young sounded relieved the burglars were not at his property when he arrived home.
“I’m glad I didn’t have to be in that situation,” Young said. “I don’t know what I would’ve done. I’m shocked they tried to get Swaggy.”
Young still has a list full of logistics to sort out. He plans to follow up with law enforcement officials. Young will change his locks and fix his windows. He also joked he may buy a guard dog, his spirits surprisingly high through the circumstances.
“I’m shocked they’ve gone into my house. It didn’t hit me until this morning,” Young said. “I woke up and I saw it everywhere. I started thinking about all the things they took. But teammates have been cracking jokes about it all day. They got me cheered up.”