HoopsHype Korleone Young rumors

September 22, 2013 Updates

Gentry said Young was the beneficiary of unusual sympathy. "We kept him for a year, really, because we just felt sorry for the kid," he said. "We kept him on the roster just to kind of help him out, really." As time went on, Young's role with the team turned hazy. On a few occasions, the organization sent him to attend community events while the team practiced, according to Young. Am I even on the team? he wondered. Meanwhile, the combination of money, idle time, and an introduction to the nightlife proved destructive. He traveled from Auburn Hills to downtown Detroit's strip clubs and nightclubs. Even though he was just 19, Young knew that he wouldn't be carded if he arrived with a teammate. Grantland

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