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The 6,600-square-foot white traditional he recently purchased with Azalea -- which used to be owned by singer-actress Selena Gomez -- is a monument to his passions. The property, tucked behind a gate in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Tarzana, comes with a detached building that Young is converting into a “shoe house.” He employs not one but two “shoe keepers,” who oversee his 500-plus pairs of sneakers, a collection that includes Vans fitted with roller-skating wheels. As Young leads a tour from shoe house to main quarters, he pretends he is on MTV Cribs. Off the kitchen is a replica of the hollywood sign over a red carpet. In the billiards room is a 10-by-10-foot mural, painted by graffiti artist Dame MSK that incorporates a cartoon basketball with arms forming the three-point goggles. In the living room is a set of eight whoopee cushions, presumably for two-year-old Nick Jr., who shows less interest in them than his dad. And behind the bar are two oversized neon letters, s and p, the orange p familiar because it was once part of a Home Depot marquee. These are the initials of Young’s self-manufactured alter ego, a loopy but lovable character named Swaggy P, who fires 35-foot jumpers, attempts 360-degree layups and sometimes even makes them. Sports Illustrated

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Nick Young enjoyed his brief time with the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent 22 regular season games with the franchise in 2012, went to the playoffs, and was part of one of the greatest comebacks in postseason history. “I was really one of the reasons that happened,” said a grinning Young, who never lacks for confidence. But when it comes to learning and improving, the L.A. native said he’s had a better experience with the Lakers. “Being a Laker, there’s nothing like it,” Young said. “I think I learn more just being here and being around an atmosphere of winning, toughness and learning how to play under a great player like Kobe (Bryant). Orange County Register

He saw the writing on the wall in the offseason of 2012 when the Clippers signed Jamal Crawford to be their sixth man. “I was a little disappointed,” he said. “While I was a Clipper I felt like I wasn’t being used right anyway.” Orange County Register

Through it all, Young said he doesn’t have much animosity for the Clippers. He reserves that for the team that drafted him and traded him to the Clippers, the Washington Wizards. “I hate the Wizards,” said Young, who played in Washington from 2007-12. “But I like some of the guys over the guys, I just hate the Wizards.” Orange County Register

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It didn’t take long for Young to soften his boastful comments that were nothing more than a joke. With the Lakers (9-21) entering Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Suns (17-14) at Staples Center, Young has shot a combined 6 of 22 from the field in the past two games while Bryant has stayed sidelined to rest his 36-year-old body. “We’re always going to need Kobe out there on the floor, especially for players like me,” said Young, who has averaged 14.9 points on 40 percent shooting. “That releases a lot of pressure.” Los Angeles Daily News

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