Lakers News: Nick Young Has No Reason to Be Upset with Teammates After Ejection

The old phrase goes: When the going gets tough, the tough get going. If so, Nick Young apparently is the only tough guy on the Los Angeles Lakers roster, at least according to Young.

While the infamous "Swaggy P" has made a name for himself as a laid-back character, the Lakers guard was fouled hard by rookie Alex Len on Wednesday night and came away upset about the flagrant foul. Young had been trying to get down the court for a transition bucket, but Len, not wanting to give up a dunk, whacked the guard on the head and slammed him to the ground.

Instead of cooling down and going immediately to the free-throw line, Young jumped to his feet and shoved Len. The entire situation took place in front of three other Phoenix Suns players, who came to Len's defense. In his haste, "Swaggy P" took a swing at Goran Dragic and was ejected from the game.

Here's a video of the incident from YouTube:

Following the game, Young was apparently fired up that his teammates didn't come to his defense. As Mike Bresnahan of The Los Angeles Times tweeted, Young felt he was outmatched without his teammates:

Robert Horry, the announcer on the Time Warner Cable SportsNet broadcast of the game, agreed with Young's view, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles:

That happened to me in college and my teammates weren’t there for me. Especially Kelly. You are right there. And those guys start pushing your teammate and you don’t push those guys back, you sit there and you watch.

While Young and Horry felt that Kelly and others should have stood up for their teammate, they gave pretty good reasons in their defense, according to tweets from McMenamin and Mike Trudell of Time Warner Cable:

OK, first thing's first. After attending several games in which both Ryan Kelly and Kendall Marshall have played in at Duke and North Carolina, respect...

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