Nick Young recently appeared on an episode of VladTV and smilingly shared the memories he shared with his previous Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant. One thing that was brought up was the late legend's last game, and Young shared how they celebrated in the locker room.
"He cried a little bit in the locker room," said Young. "Then we celebrated. Everybody had champagne, poured champagne. But it was sad because it's Kobe Bryant, you know. He was sad."
A performance for the ages
When Bryant announced he was retiring at the end of the 2015-16 season, opposing teams and fans made sure to pay tribute to one of the greatest players of all time. Little did people know that the five-time champion would treat them to an unforgettable performance in his final game.
Matched against the Utah Jazz, Bryant poured in 60 points, becoming the oldest player in league history to record at least 60 points. He was 37 years and 234 days old at the time. In addition, the "Black Mamba" outscored the Jazz in the fourth quarter, giving the Lakers a 101-96 victory.
Learning from the best
Young seemed like he enjoyed playing with Bryant, even if the 18-time All-Star developed a reputation for being strict with his teammates.
Swaggy P played for the Lakers for four seasons from 2013 to 2017. He had some of the best campaigns of his career wearing the Purple and Gold, averaging 13.1 points and 2.1 3-points per game during that stretch.
After his Lakers stint, the University of South California product went to play with the Golden State Warriors, where he won a ring playing a key role off the bench.