Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young is full of confidence, and he doesn’t hesitate to show it whether it be on the court or to the media. In an interview with E! News, Young discussed his relationship with fellow Laker teammate Kobe Bryant:
“With Kobe, he has been like a mentor for me this year,” Young exclusively tells E! News. “But he is a little different, I mean he is Kobe Bryant, so he has to be different when you’re at that point.”
Later in the article when Young was asked who was better between him and Bryant, Young unsurprisingly didn’t back down:
“Oh, Kobe will kill me for this one,” Nick laughs when asked if he’s better than Kobe. “But yeah, I think so. Right now, you know. You can’t guard me right now!” Good-natured ribbing and trash talk is nothing new between ball players—The Black Mamba and Swaggy have playfully thrown shade at each other this season.
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