LOS ANGELES — Steven Adams is a guy who gets under other player’s skin. He draws a lot of retaliation penalties on opponents.
The Lakers’ Nick Young became the latest on Friday night — and Young got ejected for it.
“He’s a sneaky, dirty player,” Young said.
At the start of the fourth quarter Adams got up into Young like he was trying to set a down screen (except he wasn’t really, his guy didn’t rub off him) and as Young tried to get over him things got a little physical.
Then Young elbowed Adams to the throat. Young said he thought the ejection was unwarranted, but to be honest that is going to get you tossed every time. Lakers coach Byron Scott said Young can’t let that happen because he is too valuable to this team.
“I lost my mind a little bit, checked into the crazy house,” Young said of his reaction during the play.
Young can break out the check book as he is going to be writing a check to the league for this as well.