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Yet, Young also offered a dose of irony, the high-volume shooter suggesting Lin could have become more effective had he adjusted to the team’s needs instead of his own. “I know it’s his contract year, but he could’ve focused on passing a little bit more,” Young said of Lin. “Especially when Kobe was out there, [Jeremy] needed to drop dimes.” Los Angeles Daily News

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The Los Angeles Lakers reserve guard was on the defense of his story after it was learned that comedian Kevin Hart told an eerily similar tale about the time a dolphin tried to kill him in similar fashion. Hart said his experience occurred in Miami and that as soon as he grabbed the dolphin's fin, "My dolphin went straight to the bottom of the tank. He just went down." Young made a similar claim Tuesday night, saying, "For some reason, he took me all the way to the bottom. He was trying to drown me." ESPN.com

On Wednesday, before the Lakers lost 102-86 to the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center, Young said he wasn't aware of Hart's story. "Nah," he said. "This is real, though. This really happened." He also said he wasn't aware that Hart's story was similar. "For real?" he asked. "That's crazy." ESPN.com

February 11, 2015 Updates

Young then proceeded to stand in front of his locker and, with complete seriousness, recount an instance in which, he said, a dolphin tried to kill him. The subject was broached following a tweet Monday by his girlfriend, rapper Iggy Azalea, who proclaimed, "Nick is scared of dolphins." Young said his near-death experience occurred in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, although he didn't specify when. "He was playing with everybody else, doing what dolphins do -- the 'ack ack' and all that," Young said. "It was my time to ride the dolphin. For some reason, he took me all the way to the bottom. He was trying to drown me. But I saw it happening so I jumped out of the water and took off the little life vest and threw off my little water shoes and stayed outside." ESPN.com

Scott later confirmed Young would be fined $1,500-$2,000 for his tardiness. The Lakers' coach also was asked how many times Young has been late this season. "Uh, that I know about?" Scott asked after a long pause. "I know he's tried to sneak in a couple of times, too. That didn't work. He's been fined a few times. I don't discriminate. If you're late, you're fined. It doesn't matter who you are. My rules are pretty simple." ESPN.com

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