Nick Young, a former NBA “star” who was better known for his off-court antics than his on-court play, is allegedly being investigated by Los Angeles police after he allegedly punched a fan in the testicles and stole his mobile phone.
According to a report from TMZ, on Friday, January 4, the Los Angeles Police Department received a call from an unidentified man claiming that he was assaulted by Nick Young.
Police say that Young denied taking a photo with the alleged victim, however, the reported victim allegedly attempted to take a photo anyway, which is when Young allegedly smacked the man in the testicles before running off his phone.
At this time, no arrests have been made.
via TMZ Sports:
We’re told the alleged victim does not appear to be a paparazzo — just a basketball fan who recognized the former Lakers star and wanted a photo.
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. We’re told cops took a report and are investigating. So far, no arrests have been made.
It’s not the first time Young has been accused of wrongdoing — he was arrested in August 2018 for obstruction of justice after he was pulled over by police. And in 2016, Young was sued for allegedly attacking a man at a pickup basketball game at a church.
At this time, neither Young nor his reps have made a public statement about the investigation.
That is all the information available at this time. This article will be updated with new and relevant facts and information should they become available.