If you didn’t already know, Nick Young can score the basketball.
Last night, in a loss against the Portland Trail Blazers, Swaggy P became the first bench player to score 40 points since James Harden in 2012.
Yes, Harden was still in Oklahoma City when a substitute last dropped 40-plus.
Young’s 40 came in 33 minutes and on an efficient 15-for-26 shooting.
Swaggy P ended the game just 3 points short of his career-high of 43, a total he set in 2011 while playing for the Washington Wizards.
Young, 28, has a player option for next season, though the L.A. native has indicated that he’ll opt-out of his deal this summer in search of a more lucrative contract.
Whether he inks a new deal with the Lakers or not is yet to be seen, though it’s clear that the majority of Laker fans would like to see Swaggy P in the purple and gold for a long time.