Nick Young Attributes Lakers' Win over Warriors to His Feeling 'Swagalicious'

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterDecember 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 23:  Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers points to a teammate after making a three point shot against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center on December 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Kobe Bryant rested, the Los Angeles Lakers beat Golden State 115-105, and Nick Young said some patently absurd things Tuesday night.

Yes, it was a strange and eventful evening at the Staples Center that included, among other holiday miracles, a Vlade Divac half-court shot that made a generation of former Pog collectors cheer.

These weird occurrences could be attributed to any number of things. Young, however, has an easy explanation for the universe taking a shine to his Lakers on Tuesday night.

He was feeling "swagalicious."

Young says he rolled into the Staples Center with the top down on his newly purchased '62 Chevy Impala—an early Christmas present from girlfriend Iggy Azalea—and could tell from the strong currents of swagger running through his body that the night would be a success.

Vine user Rob Perez captured Young's admission.

Lakers beat reporter Mike Trudell shot a Vine of Young driving out of the Staples Center in his new car without hands. You can and should watch it forever.

As mentioned prior, Young also took credit for Divac's $90,000 charity shot, pointing out how his swag affects everyone in his general vicinity.

Finally, Young said the team won because certain Lakers players began playing like Django Unchained against the Warriors.

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Nick Young: "Some guys played like 'Django Unchained.' They were free tonight."

I'm not going to touch that remark, but the takeaway from the night is this: Bryant sat, the Lakers prospered, and Swaggy felt more swagalicious than ever. Young went 5-of-13 from the field for 15 points and five rebounds in 30 minutes, and seven different Lakers reached double figures in scoring.

Los Angeles will never bench a healthy Bryant for extended periods, but based on Tuesday night's performance, it's possible the Lakers could rest him enough lose a shot at a top lottery pick.

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