Nick Young Credits Kanye West's Shoutout on 'Facts' for Recent Success

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistJanuary 4, 2016

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The Los Angeles Lakers have not lost a game this year.

To clarify, they’re 2-0 in 2016.

Nick Young thinks his shoutout on Kanye West’s new Nike diss track “Facts” is a crucial reason for L.A.’s recent success, per Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News (Warning: Link contains NSFW language):

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 03:  Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after scoring on a three-point jump shot against the Phoenix Suns in the second half during the NBA game at Staples Center on January 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. The Lak
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Here's the line where Yeezy name-drops Swaggy (h/t Washington Post):

On the field I’m over reckless, on my Odell Beckham/
2020, I’ma run the whole election …

Tell Adidas that we need a million in production/
I done told y’all, all I needed was the infrastructure/
Now we hottest in the streets, it ain’t no discussion/
James Harden, Swaggy P runnin’ up the budget

When the song first dropped, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson braced themselves for the Swag storm that was coming their way:

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Nick Young credits Lakers going 2-0 partly to Kanye West shouting him out on "Facts." Young: "That's our anthem before the game."

Julius Randle @J30_RANDLE

Man can't nobody tell @NickSwagyPYoung nothing now lol



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