Lou Williams Has Perfect Reaction To Nick Young Stealing His Game-Winning Shot
Jake ODonnell 10:02 am, November 23rd, 2016
Before the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, Nick Young's future as a Los Angeles Laker seemed as good as done -- they just needed to find a willing trade partner. Before the start of the 2016-17 season, it felt like Young was on the verge of being waived because he was undoubtedly making things awkward for the team's peeping Tom star-the-making. Fast-forward 15 games, and Nick Young is averaging 14 points per game on .459 shooting, playing his ass off on defense and hitting game-winning shots over Victor Oladipo to put the Lakers over .500 for the first time in 250,000 years.
For real, this happened last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Watch for yourself...
Notice anything strange about how Young got the ball? Yep, he cut off the inbounds pass from its intended target, Lou Williams. Just straight up stole the ball from his teammate and jacked up a fadeaway 25-footer with three seconds on the clock. Not exactly the most prudent late-game decision, but it worked nonetheless, which is perhaps why Williams had some fun with it.
In fairness, Nick Young already has a name for his evil Kermit, and we're all aware of who "Swaggy P" is and that he's never met a shot he didn't like. Luckily for Nick, however, he's figured out how to to shelve his sadistically overconfident alter ego for the sake of his basketball career and it's working (for now). Who saw that coming?