Nick Young became a Lakers’ fan favorite with his dazzling playmaking and entertaining on and off-court antics. One Lakers fan even launched a billboard campaign asking him to stay. Young would like to stay, too, after growing up here and bleeding purple and gold.
But with Young opting out of his $1.2 million player option in hopes of getting a longer and more lucrative deal with the Lakers, has this marked the end of the “Swaggy P” era in one season with the Lakers? Or is the beginning of a long-lasting partnership with his favorite team?
That became a topic that Time Warner Cable Access SportsNet host Chris McGee, analyst Dave Miller and I debated here on Wednesday night.
Nick Young wants multi-year deal with Lakers; willing to take hometown discount
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