Kobe Bryant and Nick Young are polar opposites. Young is one player that many anticipated being a problem on the Los Angeles Lakers roster last season due to his tendency to attempt 360 layups and outspoken ways off the floor. Most expected Kobe not exactly being a fan of the sixth man.
Oddly enough, Kobe and Young have hit it off with the two veterans seeing eye-to-eye. Kobe has had nothing but high praise for Young in training camp thus far, but did take a funny shot at his teammate during media day.
Mike Trudell of Lakers.com asked Kobe a simple question: Iggy or Swaggy P?
Young and Kobe have been battling it out in practice at the team’s facility the last few days and during scrimmages over the last couple of weeks. There’s been plenty of trash talk going back and forth between the two with neither player giving up an inch.
So far, it appears Kobe has come out on top against Young with a game-winner over the sixth man. Young even admitted to fouling Kobe on the game-winner, but it didn’t matter.
The battle will continue between these two as they prepare for a challenging season.[divide]
Lakers Practice Footage: 5-On-5 Scrimmage, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Nick Young Trash-Talkin