Report: Nick Young accused of stealing phone, hitting fan in nuts after unwanted photo

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Nick Young and J.R. Smith don’t share just being past-their-prime shooting guards not playing.

Young also allegedly followed Smith’s example in snatching a phone from a fan taking an unwanted photograph – with the addition of a crotch shot.

Law enforcement sources tell us … the LAPD received a call on Jan. 4 from a man who claims he was assaulted by Swaggy P when he tried to take his photo at a popular L.A. car wash.

The man acknowledged Young didn’t want to be photographed but he snapped a pic anyway — and that’s when Young snapped … confronting the fan, allegedly firing off a nut shot and swiping the phone.

It’s rude to photograph someone against their wishes. But people don’t hold a reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place, and Young’s alleged behavior isn’t a reasonable response.

It’s also important to remember: No charges have been filed, and Young deserves an opportunity to defend himself.