Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young had just nine points, three rebounds and one assist in a 121-114 road loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.
Nick Young and Phoenix Suns’ rookie center Alex Len were ejected from the game during the second quarter.
As Young drove to the basket, he was fouled hard by Len and went crashing to the ground. Young got up, visibly angry. He went up to Len and shoved him. The Suns immediately came to the defense of their lottery pick and Marcus Morris shoved Young back. Young then threw a punch at Suns’ guard Goran Dragic.
Young was ejected for his reaction and punch. Len, who scored two points and grabbed four rebounds in four minutes, was issued a flagrant 2, which results in an automatic ejection.
After the game, Young wasn’t upset about the altercation or the ejection but of the behavior of his teammates.
“What I’m mad about is it was 1-on-5,” Young told Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles.
Expect Young to be fined and potentially suspended.